Air pollution has made over 1.3 million Thais sick this year

More than 1.32 million Thai people have reported sick in 2023 due to PM2.5 pollution, the Disease Control Department (DCD) said.

A total of 1,325,838 patients suffered from air pollution-related diseases during the first five days of January, department director-general Dr Opas Karnkawinpong said.

“The PM2.5 [particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns in diameter] level has been over 51 micrograms per cubic metre [µg/m3] of air for more than three consecutive days in 15 provinces, which has begun to affect the people’s health,” he said.

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The Nation Reporter