Solutions sought as North ravaged by toxic PM2.5

The National Environment Board (NEB) will beef up preventive measures against PM2.5 ultrafine dust after 17 northern provinces have seen smog pollution hit crisis levels.

Siwaporn Rungsiyanon, a spokeswoman of the Centre for Air Pollution Mitigation (CAPM), said the 17 provinces have been seeing PM2.5 levels in excess of 100 microgrammes per cubic metre (µg/m3) since the middle of last month, as a result of slash-and-burn activities in nearby forests and farms.

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Bangkok Post Reporter