Cabinet okays B8bn package for sugarcane farmers

The mobile cabinet on Monday greenlighted incentives worth 8 billion baht for sugarcane farmers who agree to cut fresh sugarcane without burning the residue, a move aimed at helping reduce the amount of PM2.5 dust in the 2022/23 harvest year. According to Rudklao Suwankiri, the government’s ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand air pollution leads millions to seek medical help

About 2.4 million people in Thailand have sought hospital treatment for medical problems linked to air pollution since the start of the year, health officials said, as toxic smog chokes parts of the country.Bangkok and the northern city of Chiang Mai were among the most ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand’s new space laboratory joins battle against PM2.5 smog

Thailand is deploying its new space laboratory to combat seasonal PM2.5 haze that has sent the Kingdom soaring to the top of the world pollution rankings for the last few weeks.On Tuesday, Chiang Mai was again listed as the world’s most polluted city by the ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand: Chiang Mai suffers from serious fine-dust pollution

Government agencies in Thailand’s Chiang Mai were ordered to let staff work from home to protect their health as levels of PM2.5 smog surged to almost unprecedented levels.Local residents have been requested to limit going outdoors amidst hazardous levels of air pollution.On April 7 morning, ...

Thailand issues warnings after smog blankets major cities

Thai authorities have urged children and pregnant women to stay indoors and people to wear masks outside, as toxic smog covers vast areas of the country, leading more than one million people to seek medical attention, officials said. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha begged farmers to stop ...

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 ...

The Nation Reporter

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 ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Bangkok's air quality reading crosses safe levels again today

As of 11am on Sunday, 35 air-quality monitoring stations reported most of Bangkok was covered in a haze of unsafe air.PM2.5 readings were between 38 and 70 micrograms per cubic metre of air (μg/m3) in most parts of the capital. PM2.5 are particles less than ...

The Nation Reporter

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

PM2.5 pollution hits unsafe levels in 19 Bangkok districts

Much of Bangkok was blanketed in hazardous smog on Tuesday morning, with monitoring stations in almost two dozen districts showing PM2.5 particles had exceeded the safe level of 50 micrograms per cubic metre.The Bangkok Air Quality Division reported that 19 of its monitors showed PM2.5 ...

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