Industry president urges long-term fix to PM2.5

The president of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) is urging the government to speed up solving the Bangkok’s PM2.5 problems in the long term, fearing that if the situation remains unchanged, it affect the economy and tourism. FTI president Kriengkrai Thiennukul on Saturday said the ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Air pollution hits worst levels so far this year

Central Thailand saw the worst air quality since the start of the year Friday, with the capital Bangkok reaching an unhealthy level of 174 on the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the morning.Citizens are being advised to wear masks outside, run an air purifier, close ...

Smog continues to blanket the North

Severe smog was recorded at air quality monitoring stations in five upper northern provinces on Tuesday, the Department of Pollution Control (DPC) reported.The department reported that severe PM2.5 pollution was detected by eight air quality monitoring stations in Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Phayao, Mae Hong ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Chiang Rai residents urged to stay indoors as PM2.5 at hazardous levels

The Department of Health has warned residents in Chiang Rai province that particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter (PM2.5) in the air remains at hazardous levels.Department director-general Dr Panpimol Wipulakorn suggested that children, pregnant women, elderly and people with health conditions stay indoors ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand's rush to cut emissions leaves automakers in the dust

Thailand’s move to adopt stringent international emissions standards in just two years is causing consternation among automakers in Southeast Asia’s largest vehicle manufacturing hub.Keep reading ...

Marimi Kishimoto

Cabinet gives nod to new anti-dust law

The cabinet has approved a draft ministerial law on construction as it steps up efforts to reduce harmful levels of ultra-fine particles of dust.The current law, enforced since 1983, is too old to be applied to modern building methods in line with safety and environmental ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

DRRAA aims to alleviate drought, smog problems in all areas

Department of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation’s (DRRAA) Director General Surasee Kittimonthon said that due to the drought situation and the severe problems of dust and haze, the government has ordered the DRRAA to review the annual royal rainmaking action plan to alleviate problems for ...

Supawadee Wangsri

Government planning stronger measures to deal with pollution: Varawut

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa has said the government is preparing stronger measures to tackle the dust and air pollution problem.He said seeking public cooperation by upgrading and cleaning car engines had only helped maintain the status quo. He said 72 per cent ...

The Nation Reporter

New system to accurately predict PM2.5 levels

The Pollution Control Department (PCD) has developed a system for accurately forecasting air pollution with the aim of boosting the authorities’ effectiveness in tackling the issue of PM2.5 dust – airborne particulates 2.5 microns or less in diameter, according to department director-general Pralong Damrongthai.The system ...

The Nation Reporter

Health concerns rise in smog-bound Bangkok

Air pollution in the greater Bangkok area was again threatening residents’ health on Sunday morning.  The amount of PM2.5 – airborne dust particles 2.5 microns in diameter or less – exceeded the safe level of 50 micrograms per cubic metre of air along roads in ...

The Nation Reporter

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