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Chiang Mai sprays water to increase air humidity to reduce air pollution

Chiang Mai sprayed water to increase air humidity to reduce air pollution after the PM10 values had been found to exceed the safety standard level. Many sectors in Chiang Mai jointly constructed firebreaks to reduce the risk of forest fires and increase moisture in the air ...

Supawadee Wangsri

Air quality again hits unsafe levels

Poor air quality is again a concern after the Pollution Control Department detected amounts of micro-fine dust exceeding safe limits at all five air quality monitoring stations on Monday.The department said the average value of so-called particulate matter, or PM 2.5 over the past 24 ...

Citizens fault officials over smog warnings

The shortage of PM2.5 monitoring stations blamed for lack of pollution alerts. The authorities have failed to provide accurate and up-to-date air pollution warnings to the people in the midst of the intensifying Northern smog problem, Chiang Mai citizens have complained. The administrator of the ...

Air pollution eases in North, but increases in Bangkok

Smog has receded in the North, but the level of particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns (PM2.5) has increased in the Bangkok metropolitan area, where it is lingering around the safe limit of 50 micrograms per cubic metre of air.The measurement of PM2.5 levels as ...

Chiang Mai, Mae Sot reel under severe air pollution

Chiang Mai and Mae Sot district in Tak province continued to suffer from severe air pollution caused by seasonal smog, as particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns (PM2.5) in these two areas rose beyond safe levels, posing serious health threats to local people.The air quality ...

Air quality worsens but data lacking in Northeast areas

Air pollution from particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns (PM2.5) continues to ravage the North and Northeast but no accurate measurements are available, as many provinces do not have PM2.5 monitoring stations.As seasonal haze intensifies in the North from the accumulation of fine particulate matter ...

Chiang Mai doctor savages authorities as pollution levels soar

THE SMOG situation in the North has reached hazardous level, especially in Lampang, where the amount of particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns (PM2.5) has increased beyond 200 milligrams per cubic metre of air.Air quality in the northern region yesterday, measured by both the Pollution ...

Air pollution hits hazardous levels in North, Northeast

Air pollution intensified in the North and Northeast, as the level of particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns (PM2.5) was found to have reached harmful levels in many provinces. Data from the Pollution Control Department (PCD) air quality monitoring system yesterday showed that the daily ...

Residents demand help after report concludes mine hazard

Tests of groundwater in Phichit area indicate toxic sulphates and heavy metals came from Akara’s tailing storage facility. People affected by environmental and health impacts from the Akara Resources Chatree gold mine in Phichit province urged authorities to address their problems, after an inspection by ...

Experts worry about ultra-fine air dust hazard.

The haze may appear to be clearing from the Bangkok skyline, the risk of exposure to ultra-fine dust particles remains.Keep reading  ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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