We are European family discussing the move to Shanghai as expats in 2021 with two children (8 and 11 years old). I am a bit scared after reading about recent bad air quality in the news. I am interested in what expats living in Shanghai think about the pollution and how bad it actually is. Do your kids have any health issues due to bad air? Do you have to limit their outdoor activities? My kids are used to spend a lot of time outdoors, skiing, biking etc. What about other kinds of pollution like water and food, how bad are they? And finally, do you plan to shorten your stay in Shanghai due to increasing pollution?
Thank you very much – it would be great to have an opinion of expats living in Shanghai rather than rely on media stories.