Those who’ve traveled extensively in the developing world will not be overwhelmed by air pollution even in Panama’s most congested urban areas. But this problem is growing, particularly as more and more cars clog Panama’s roads. Parts of Panama City register well above acceptable limits for airborne toxins.
In the past, strong winds kept Panama City’s air relatively fresh. In recent years, however, a brown haze hangs over the city more and more often.
© William Friar from Moon Panama, 3rd Edition