Smog-Induced Driving Restrictions?

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Re: Smog-Induced Driving Restrictions?

Postby El Chupacabra » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:36 am

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Re: Smog-Induced Driving Restrictions?

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Re: Smog-Induced Driving Restrictions?

Postby go play outside » Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:45 am

An alert today. More than 4 times WHO safe levels. Dontcha just LOVE it.
http://foundinchile.cl/2011/06/another- ... smogadise/}

Rain on Friday... going to be a hell of a week.

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Re: Smog-Induced Driving Restrictions?

Postby snocouchs » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:17 am

Nice. Is there a chart somewhere on the site with a historical record of air quality?

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Re: Smog-Induced Driving Restrictions?

Postby go play outside » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:54 am

The official site only lists them up to 2007.
http://www.subtrans.cl/subtrans/vias/restriccion.html

I will keep digging. Good question.

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Re: Smog-Induced Driving Restrictions?

Postby snocouchs » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:59 am

Wow! So winter really is a lot worse.

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Re: Smog-Induced Driving Restrictions?

Postby go play outside » Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:50 pm

Yup, summer heat causes upwards winds, takes it away. A windy day in winter is OK.
Plus more wood-burning in winter.

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new preemergencia

Postby go play outside » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:41 am

Hi all, more restictions for Santiago people tomorrow. Odd, as today you could see right down the mountain range. But as someone close to me has just become very sick, likely related to air quality, any restrictions are good restrictions.

http://foundinchile.cl/2011/06/pre-emer ... y-27-june/

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Re: Smog-Induced Driving Restrictions?

Postby Andres » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:01 pm

snocouchs wrote:This conversation is completely horrifying. . . . I have asthma. . . . Do people live to be like 60 here?

Here's a bit of fact from the table at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_co ... expectancy
Life expectancy at birth (years)
Chile 78.6
United States 78.3
Chile: My expectations are low. Very low.
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Re: Smog-Induced Driving Restrictions?

Postby RuneTheChookcha » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:14 pm

In my books: fact = 1. "thing that is known to exist or to be true" 2. (usu. in pl.) "item of verified information".

Does the "fact" of one's "life expectancy" at birth change, as they move from one country to another? That is the question.

May the Wikipedia tell us nothing but Truth, always.

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life expectancy; life span; life tables

Postby Andres » Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:19 am

RuneTheChookcha wrote:. . . Does the "fact" of one's "life expectancy" at birth change, as they move from one country to another? That is the question.

You are correct. "Life expectancy" is not a perfect measure for how long we, who are not born this year, will live. That is addressed by other values, such as "lifespan" and "life table". The values usually vary between people of different ages who live in the same location, which is one reason why there are few tables which provide generalized data for an entire country.
May the Wikipedia tell us nothing but Truth, always.

You are right, Wikipedia should not to be accepted without evaluation, but this information was from the UN, which can not be doubted. (cough)
Or, we could go with the CIA's data; another impeccable source:
United States 78.37
Chile 77.34
Chile: My expectations are low. Very low.
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