Dr Richard Saint Cyr

Dr Richard Saint Cyr

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457 weeks ago @ MyHealth Beijing - Yes, Short-Term Pollut... · 0 replies · +1 points

I don't think it's practical in any society to not allow people to have cars; they definitely expand people's access to jobs, housing, hospitals, entertainment etc. Maybe only in Manhattan can you seriously not consider having a car. So, the answer is always to have cars with as little impact as possible, which always means better gas mileage/batteries/no exhaust/EuroIV-V standards etc etc.

But I also think Beijing may need to do more here to control the clearly worsening traffic; I personally think the congestion tax will be needed, like London does. And I'm personally willing to pay a bit more for having a car here. In the meantime, I bike to work everyday as usual!

458 weeks ago @ MyHealth Beijing - Yes, Short-Term Pollut... · 0 replies · +1 points

I don't think it's practical in any society to not allow people to have cars; they definitely expand people's access to jobs, housing, hospitals, entertainment etc. Maybe only in Manhattan can you seriously not consider having a car. So, the answer is always to have cars with as little impact as possible, which always means better gas mileage/batteries/no exhaust/EuroIV-V standards etc etc.

But I also think Beijing may need to do more here to control the clearly worsening traffic; I personally think the congestion tax will be needed, like London does. And I'm personally willing to pay a bit more for having a car here. In the meantime, I bike to work everyday as usual!

462 weeks ago @ MyHealth Beijing - Fight “Crazy Bad” ... · 1 reply · +1 points

Is Yadu getting better? I just checked their website (www.yadu.com) and they now seem to be partly owned by Westinghouse, a reputable group with a long legacy. The website mentions many purifiers, a couple with HEPA...

463 weeks ago @ MyHealth Beijing - Fight “Crazy Bad” ... · 0 replies · +1 points

So sorry to hear that! It was a great deal. Unfortunately, I don't see anything else at a level until ~3000RMB, as you say, such as the Blueair 302 and others. Perhaps people can still save money by ordering from the US and shipping over, maybe using dong-xi.com and it still may be the cheapest option, since many ok small-room models reviewed by Consumer Reports start around US$180-250. Units like the Honeywell 50250; the Hunter Permalife/Quietflo series; Whirlpool Whispure 510 have fair reviews. I always like to start my consumer product searches at Consumersearch.com; here's their review of air purifiers: http://www.consumersearch.com/air-purifiers

464 weeks ago @ MyHealth Beijing - Emergency Pollution Le... · 0 replies · +1 points

Fun idea! Or some type of mood-ring fabric, instead of heat-sensitive, it would change color with pollution...

464 weeks ago @ MyHealth Beijing - Emergency Pollution Le... · 0 replies · +1 points

I think Plastered 8 should print a new line of "crazy bad" T-shirts...

464 weeks ago @ MyHealth Beijing - Walgreens-Style Shoppi... · 0 replies · +1 points

That's true! Those should sell like hotcakes everywhere. All these items above are OTC and can probably be found in many pharmacies, Watson's-type stores and even April Gourmet/Jenny Lous. We're trying to make our own pharmacy more of a consumer-oriented, "Walgreens" style place to shop for common items...

469 weeks ago @ MyHealth Beijing - Are Your Store's Eggs... · 0 replies · +1 points

Good to hear! Slow but steady progress...

469 weeks ago @ MyHealth Beijing - Pollution Masks: Which... · 0 replies · +1 points

Keep us posted! I always see Respro as well; I would love to see objective data as to how effective they are.

472 weeks ago @ MyHealth Beijing - Are Your Store's Eggs... · 0 replies · +1 points

Very interesting! Thanks. It does seem that each country is different, and the idea of refrigeration is not as common as keeping at room temperature...Most items I read remarked that cold eggs definitely don't cook as well as room temperature eggs, so that's a real issue for most of us, who likely don't take the time to warm up the eggs before we cook. Do other people notice a taste/quality difference?