Freetown - 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?

Not good in the dry season with the harmattan and burning garbage. - Jan 2022

Harmattan can bring a lot of dust and cause problems for people with respiratory issues. Good med unit for many issues but anything major will require a medevac. - Sep 2021

Again, Harmattan brings dust, you home might bring mold. - May 2018

Air quality is very good with the sea breezes and being up on a hill. There is a dusty season (harmattan winds) but unless you have bad asthma, can't imagine it being that much of a bother. - Sep 2017

Air quality is great, the ocean breeze keeps it fresh. - Sep 2014

Good all the time. - Jun 2014

Air quality is unhealthy on the roads. Most cars emit smoke and fumes. Locals love to burn trees and trash. At the beaches, it's a coastal breeze that saves the day. - Aug 2013

Moderate. - Sep 2010

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