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Accuracy of AirVisual Air Quality Reading for Saigon

Yesterday several people reported that they felt the AQI reading for Saigon was not accurate. They felt it was too low. Check the reading below : In fact, this was a reading from another AirVisual Node in Thu Duc at Riviera Villa. AirVisual will switch to the Riviera Villa reading when the US Consulate’s air […]

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AirVisual reading after six hours

Testing DIY Air Purifier on a bad air day in Saigon, Vietnam

On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), experienced one of its highest PM 2.5 AQI readings with a reading of 191 early this morning. The smog was noticeable. From Hoang Dieu street in District 4, you could not see the Phu My Bridge in District 8 which was just 5 kilometers away. […]

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SmartAir Original DIY air purifier in comparison to Xiaomi Air Purifier 2

Xiaomi Air Purifer 2 Test in Auto mode

The Xiaomi Air Purifier 2 currently seems to be one of the most popular air purifiers in Vietnam. Costing only 2.6 million VND, this makes the Xiaomi Air Purifier 2 a good value. Replacement filters are around 600,000 VND. My personal air purifier, a BlueAir 203, cost me about $500 USD in Shanghai a year […]

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AirVisual Node with July 15, 2017, AQI reading in Saigon, Vietnam.

Cleaner Indoor Air in Saigon (Vietnam)

After four years out of Vietnam, I have finally returned “home” to Saigon. There have been much changes to the city. Development seems quite higher than when I first left in 2013. You see new apartment buildings and shopping centers across the city. More cars and motorbikes clog the streets. More factories have moved from […]

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