Sunday, 17 July 2011 22:39
Despite popular belief that the capital is by far the most polluted city in the country, Temuco, Rancagua and Talca have greater air pollution levels.
Pre-emergency declarations, environmental alerts and respiratory illnesses are part of daily life in Santiago these days. However, recent studies show that air pollution levels are even worse in other parts of the country. Amazingly, this means the capital enjoys better air quality than many cities across Chile, especially in the South.Login to read more.
About the writer
Originally from New York (go Yankees!), Zach Simon grew up in Chicago (go Bulls!). He majored in journalism at the University of Arizona,where he spent a semester abroad studying Spanish in Viña del Mar, Chile, in 2009. After graduating in May 2010, he returned to Chile to teach English in Santiago. He loves to read, write, play sports, and watch movies. He also loves rock and roll and plays the drums.