Seoul Air Pollution: Talking origins, effects, and precautions with an environmental health expert

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Heya Weavers,

There are a lot of things associated with spring time here in Korea. Cherry blossoms, nice weather, festivals, so much to look forward to.

There is however, one aspect of spring that most, particularly those of us who live in Seoul, could do without. Air pollution.

An associate of mine, Professor Park, happens to be a professor specializing in environmental health wanted to talk about the air quality in Korea during a phone conversation. While he wasn’t comfortable conducting an actual interview on the podcast, he was more than willing to answer any questions I had on the topic.

So we had a long conversation on the subject during which I took copious notes. I felt like I was back in school.

In this episode of the podcast, I do a quick recap of the questions I had for Professor Park, his answers, and any additional info he provided on the topic.

I hope this provides some useful info for anyone living in, or planning a trip to Seoul or Korea in the near future.


Relevant Links:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention on air quality:

Mentioned Air Purifiers:

CDC on Legionnaires disease:


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