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Pollution in Shenzhen, China

Air pollution data from World Health Organization Info
PM1061
PM2.534
PM10 Pollution Level: High

Pollution in Shenzhen, China

Air Pollution
59.52 Moderate
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility
53.51 Moderate
Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal
47.73 Moderate
Dirty and Untidy
45.54 Moderate
Noise and Light Pollution
60.27 High
Water Pollution
71.36 High
Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City
48.71 Moderate
Dissatisfaction with Green and Parks in the City
22.32 Low

Purity and Cleanliness in Shenzhen, China

Air quality
40.48 Moderate
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility
46.49 Moderate
Garbage Disposal Satisfaction
52.27 Moderate
Clean and Tidy
54.46 Moderate
Quiet and No Problem with Night Lights
39.73 Low
Water Quality
28.64 Low
Comfortable to Spend Time in the City
51.29 Moderate
Quality of Green and Parks
77.68 High

Contributors: 63

Last update: September 2018

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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8 Comments so far

#Li Ku on Aug 14, 2018 :
Shenzhen has a huge rubbish problem. There are no garbage trucks, just these poor fellas going around on rickshaws that got to do this (very dirty) job.
The worst rubbish I have ever seen is in shenzhen. It's because they throw everything in the same bin, and those horrible food leftovers turn everything into a disgusting mush.
If there was ever a global contest to judge a city by it's rubbish, shenzhen would be very low on the list.
It doesn't seem to be a problem to many Chinese people though. They sit and eat at places which are right next to places where rubbish is accumulated.
Also, lots of rubbish is burnt right in the middle of residential areas. The smoke is awful, but again, most people don't seem to mind.
#Rotting Kilroy on Aug 14, 2018 :
Air quality, water, life quality, traffic, noise pollution are all at abysmal levels.
And let's not talk about food hygeine!
There's also rats a plenty, cockroaches in every home, and a zillion mosquitoes.
Elevator Smokers, Spitters are everywhere! And because of lousy ventilation systems everyone has lung problems. Air conditioners in public places are most likely to make you sick.
In the subway they will cough or sneeze right in your face without any sense of shame!
But worst of all are scooter and electric bike drivers. There are no bicycle lanes so they're just all over the place. Sometimes you will see families of 4 or 5 people on an electronic bike. They have no qualms about riding in the opposite lane. Automobile drivers are really bad but you can't really blame them when they hit a two wheeler, because it's usually the cyclist's fault.
In shenzhen you can transport cargo using public transportation! Yes!
So you can imagine how it's like when u use the subway or buses. Guys with huge boxes blocking the exits and the security which is over the place doesn't give a shit.
Plus, who knows how many forms of cancer u will get from those newly installed metal detectors at every subway station!
By far, the most horrible thing I've seen in shenzhen is the horrible fashion sense. They wear 2 dollar slippers in the subway.
Others go shopping in their pyjamas.
Wait... Did I tell u about the public shitting and pissing?
I stayed in shenzhen for 8 years and I left because I was about to become like the De Niro character in Taxi Driver.
#Taylor on Aug 14, 2018 :
Air quality, water, life quality, traffic, noise pollution are all at abysmal levels.
And let's not talk about food hygeine!
There's also rats a plenty, cockroaches in every home, and a zillion mosquitoes.
Elevator Smokers, Spotters are everywhere!
In the subway they will cough or sneeze right in your face without any sense of shame!
But the worst of all are scooter and electric bike drivers. There are no bicycle lanes so they're just all over the place. Sometimes you will see families of 4 or 5 people on an electronic bike. They have no qualms about riding in the opposite lane. Automobile drivers are really bad but you can't really blame them when they hit a two Wheeler, because it's usually the cyclist's fault.
In shenzhen you can transport cargo using public transportation! Yes!
So you can imagine how it's like when u use the subway or buses.

By far, the most horrible thing I've seen in shenzhen is the horrible fashion sense. They wear 2 dollar slippers in the subway.
Others go shopping in their pyjamas.
Wait... Did I tell u about the public shitting and pissing?
#Anonymous on Apr 18, 2018 :
People in the comment really have no idea what they are talking about. Shenzhen, filthy? That's one of the most ignorant statements I've ever heard. Aside from extremely clean cities such as Singapore or Tokyo, I barely know any other major cities that are cleaner than Shenzhen. For Americans tempting to argue with me, fix your dirty a** subway systems and streets full of homeless piss first.
Also in regards to your statements about traffic, morale etc., you are visiting another country, if you can't adapt to it, GTFO. We barely have any traffic accidents in Shenzhen, so is it our problem or is it your problem? Bunch of idiots in the comment. Shenzhen welcomes people with intelligence and skills, not you bunch of whiners.
#Anonymous on Mar 13, 2016 :
Regardless of the had air condition in Shenzhen especially in center of the city area or CBD as other people have already mentioned feel the the same the streets in Shenzhen are very filthy. Also they have a culture to barbeque the lamb meats on street make the heavy smokes once I saw a live sheep (but its fur turns black with all dirts) sat beside the cart vendor. Rubbish everywhere people who live there don't seem care about the cleanness of the city. Also there some lakes turned clean seem drinkable before was stinky.
#James on Feb 28, 2016 :
Have not visited Shenzhen. I lived in JINAN, Shandong Prov. for 7 months. Some days it was like a "foggy dayin London town". One could not see a tall building past a quarter mile (4 city blocks).

The worst was noise pollution. From the crack of dawn until sundown there was a constant cacaphony of horns blasting away. Shortly before I left, the noise got to me on a 'mental' level. I had to leave for my mental health. Now, that's me. It will get to another in more or less time.

How is traffic? Darwinian, as in 'the law of the jungle'. It took me two weeks to figure it out. Biggest vehicles have first priority (Buses, Dump-trucks) followed by cars and motorized carts. The most dangerous place was the sidewalk. Motorized bikes come at you silently from behind (motor off). If one does not want to get hit, hug the window-glass and use boxes and food stands to block the rear. Pedestrians were 'fair game'. Old ladies had to judge distance and speed of on-coming vehicles carefully, then run for their lives. Drivers will not slow down, much less stop. Absolutely barbaric. I had no preconception of Chinese people before I went to China. I had never met any. Today I just shake my head. There is so much to dislike where does one begin when talking about the 'Mainlanders'. Sixty-six years of Communism has left the Chinese people with no moral compass. Money is the only measure of life they care about. Greed. Lie, cheat or steal is all the same to them. If they get away with it, they think themselves smart. If you catch them in the act, they laugh and say "You are so smart." That's been my unbiased observations of the Chinese people. Of course generalizing like this does not apply to all individuals. For sure if one talks this way in public one will be called a 'racism'. It is not. It is about knowing the difference between right and wrong.
#Jason on Dec 22, 2015 :
SHenzhen is a really filthy place with absolutely no hygiene whatsoever.
People spit on the ground, almost every 5 second you hear someone coughing and spitting, even some people blow snot out there nose on the pavement.
Streets are a little cleaner than hong kong litter wise in some areas but there are lots of cigarette butts around still.
People smoke indoors in the malls and even some do in mcdonalds, and there's indoor ashtrays everywhere aswell!!, and whats also worse is they spit on the floors inside aswell, in restaurants even and there's kids crawling around on the floor!!!
Another thing you won't believe is what goes in the garbage bins outside, parents pull there kids pants nown and hold them over a bin and they pee and poop in it, and thats a bin virtually right next to a food outlet.
Hygiene does not exist whatsoever in this city, if you go there make sure you bathe in hand sanitizer every 5 minutes literally and always wear good fully closed in and covered shoes to avoid stepping in human filth and waste.
#Danielle on Nov 01, 2015 :
Please pay attention to noise pollution day and night from all kinds of sources. Businesses blasting speakers to sell clothing, washers, phones...etc for example. Honking even though it is not allowed. All kinds of construction projects working illegal hours like the one next to me now.