Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
Jesus. Stay safe, Maxi.
Thanks. Yea, I do have a mask for pollution when I'm outside and ride my bike to/from work, and I try to stay indoors as much as possible. However, having really crappy air is just something that you have to deal with when you live in Beijing/China. I do have to say though, that usually it's hovering between 2-300, so anything above 500 is extreme even by Beijing standards.
One of my jobs has an office at the 23rd floor, so you could clearly see about 1 block and then everything was covered in a brown stinky mist. I didn't know the pollution was going to be that bad, so I rode my bike to work and back when the pollution peaked at 750. First time my eyes started to water when I was riding a bike. My throat and lungs didn't feel too good either, despite the mask.
Ah well, this too shall pass. Apparently there are winds that will clean this mess away from here in the next few days. Hopefully.