Monrovia - 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?

Air quality is pretty bad on the main roads in Monrovia due to car exhaust, but aside from that it is generally fine due to the wind coming off of the ocean. In the dry season, it gets a bit dusty, and there is always wood-burning happening somewhere. - Oct 2021

There is no real air pollution here. The locals will burn tires and garbage from time to time but those are singular events. - Aug 2019

Good. No health issues. - Aug 2019

Good. - Aug 2019

Usually the heat and humidity distract from most other forms of pollution but in the dry season Nov-Apr the Harmattan wind brings fine sand particles from the Sahara. Everything gets covered in dust and visibility is greatly reduced. This tends to dry out skin, bring lip balm, but I've not heard of other health issues. - Nov 2017

The air gets pretty hazy during Harmattan (roughly January to March), and during dry season people burn vegetation to clear land for farming, which puts a lot of smoky haze into the air. Sometimes locals burn trash as well. Otherwise the air quality is not bad. - Aug 2015

Damp, but not terribly filthy. There is mold growing everywhere. - Dec 2013

Moderate to unhealthy. The majority of vehicles on the roads here barely function and tend to burn oil or not have a proper exhaust system. Also, the locals have a tendency to burn trash and brush, which can definitely add to the poor air quality. The main saving grace is that there can be fresh air coming in from the ocean, which can make it a bit more pleasant, especially if you're lucky enough to live on or near the beach. - Dec 2012

Moderate, very humid during the rainy season,dusty during the dry season, the trash/debris is still burned in public. - Aug 2010

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