IS it just me, or is the air quality in Pietermaritzburg becoming dangerously bad? Take a look up from your smartphone and try to see the hills across town. On most days, it’s hard to see much through the smog. Are industries releasing illegal emissions? Or is it due to the burning of rubbish in areas where municipal collection does not happen? If you are also concerned, and noticing breathing or allergy problems worsening, please start talking about it. It might not be a cough or cold virus, or pollen. We need to know from the municipality what is in the air we are breathing. Isn’t it time to revive an air-quality forum, involving the municipality, business and the public?