For those living in Saigon the last several years, it is becoming a norm to deal with rising air pollution as Autumn arrives. This year, in particular, the levels of PM 2.5 have risen significantly with a thick haze that covers the city all day. This haze started to show up last Friday in Saigon. With the haze came higher levels of PM 2.5. Normally with a rise in PM 2.5, … [Read more...] about Indonesian forest fires creating haze in Saigon?
At the request of a couple Expats from both Saigon and Hanoi, I decided to do a test of the DIY Air Purifier in my bedroom. My main air purifier since August, 2016, has been the BlueAir 203. BlueAir is a popular brand in Shanghai, China, so it was a good choice for me. When I moved back to Saigon, Vietnam, I brought my BlueAir with me. I also started using the … [Read more...] about DIY Air Purifier Bedroom Test (with real person)
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 ago. I can see why many would gravitate towards the Xiaomi. I even bought … [Read more...] about Xiaomi Air Purifer 2 Test in Auto mode
Last week, Saigon woke up to unhealthy air measuring 156 AQI at the US Consulate or roughly 65 micrograms. This gave me an opportunity to test my SmartAir Original DIY fan and HEPA filter in my other room. As you can see from the photos below, LaserEgg gave an AQI reading of 95 or 32 micrograms. The safe US levels are 12 micrograms so my room was 3 times above the safe … [Read more...] about Four hour test of SmartAir Original DIY air purifier in Saigon (HCMC)