Bangkok breathes cleaner air during COVID-19 pandemic and experts want it to last

Analysis of air quality in Bangkok since the Thai government began enforcing strict social isolation measures has found significant drop in dangerous pollution levels of more than 20 per cent, as compared with the same time last year.

The average levels of PM2.5 – tiny atmospheric particulate matter mostly produced by vehicles, refineries and other heavy industries – were reduced by 22 per cent in roadside areas of the capital, and 15 per cent in air monitoring stations in general areas between Mar 15 and Apr 10.

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Jack Board