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PM slammed over clean air bill decision

The main opposition Pheu Thai Party has accused Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha of preventing MPs discussing a clean air bill in parliament by having it declared finance-related legislation.Wattanarak Amnansoradet, chairman of Pheu Thai’s environment and natural resources committee, said it was a pity that Gen ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Bangkok air quality takes a turn for the worse

Thailand’s capital has been engulfed by a hazardous haze since Monday morning, which can affect the health of residents in 58 districts.Air Quality and Noise Management Division reported that records of the average PM2.5 (particles less than 2.5 micrometres in diameter) dust particle level within ...

The Nation Reporter

Bangkok air quality slips as temperature drops

Bangkok’s air quality is seeing deterioration with the arrival of winter, making the health of sensitive groups vulnerable, the latest readings show.The Air Visual application reported on Sunday that Bangkok’s air pollution level, according to the US Air Quality Index (AQI) standard, stood at 111, ...

The Nation Reporter

Bangkok's air quality 16th worst among world cities

The Air Visual application reported on Sunday that Bangkok’s air pollution level according to the US Air Quality Index (AQI) standard stood at 108, with the level of particulate matter less than 2.5 micrograms in diameter (PM2.5) at 38mcg per cubic metre (µg/m3), placing it ...

The Nation Reporter

Report claims air pollution “kills thousands”, costs billions annually

“In mere months, major cities around the world have lost tens of thousands of lives and well into the tens of billions of dollars in economic productivity.”New data released by environmental groups makes claims that air pollution in Bangkok alone has caused some 6,800 deaths ...

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 ...

Jack Board

Air pollution in Bangkok falls to lowest level in 2020

The website data show that Bangkok air quality index (AQI) had a PM2.5 level of only 53 micrograms per cubic metre (μg/m3) on average. The AQI is a standard that indicates the level of air pollution. 100 AQI is considered ‘moderate’. The suburbs with the ...

Greeley Pulitzer

Thai Academics Hold Forum to Discuss Solutions to Toxic PM2.5 Dust

Academics in Thailand have held a forum to share their ideas and knowledge on ways to address the toxic dust problem in Thailand. The outcomes from the discussions will be presented to the government to aid in policy development.The President of the Council of Engineering, ...

Haze crisis a symptom of state of failures

The current air pollution crisis is just one of many symptoms of a system going haywire. The pollution crisis has been an annual occurrence for the past several years. Every dry season, we brace ourselves for the onslaught of toxic smog caused by exhaust fumes, ...

Wasant Techawongtham

Department of Health suggests wearing masks to protect against PM 2.5

With the PM 2.5 dust particle value once again exceeding the standard in Bangkok and surrounding areas, Department of Health director-general Dr Panpimol Wipulakorn predicted on Thursday (December 12) that the air pollution would escalate this weekend.“Currently the PM 2.5 level is at 101-200 by ...

The Nation Reporter

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