Monterrey - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the air quality like at post (good/moderate/bad)? Are there seasonal air quality issues? Does the air quality have an impact on health?

Moderate/bad. Air qualify fluctuates but ranges between 50 AQI and about 150 AQI+. There is heavy industry just outside town. I'd say the air quality is the biggest drawback to life here (although it doesn't compare to prior places we've lived, like Cairo). - Feb 2021

Bad. Worse when they drill into the mountain and during the summer. - Sep 2018

Air quality can get bad; it is combination of geography and local industry. - Aug 2015

Air quality (and water quality) is good. - Mar 2014

Moderate, pretty good overall. - Oct 2012

The air quality is not great, but it's not awful. The pollution is worse than Mexico City's, but since it is so dry, it's not too bad on people with allergies. - Oct 2010

Most of the time there is a thick layer of smog covering the mountains. Whenever we have a good rain, the smog disappears for a few days and the city is absolutely beautiful!If you have asthma, you might have a few issues here. We all have experienced allergies during the spring season. - Jul 2010

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