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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 ...

Air pollution returns to Bangkok

The annual problem of air pollution has returned to Bangkok, with PM2.5 fine particle dust levels measured above the set safe level of 50 microgrammes per cubic metre at 65 spots at 7am on Wednesday.The highest level of PM2.5, 80 microgrammes per cubic metre, was ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Health department urges work-from-home measure as dust problem arises

With cool-to-cold weather upon us and changing air pressure as well as more people travelling, the dust problem is returning, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said on Thursday after a meeting with the Committee on Occupational Disease Control and Environmental Diseases.As the PM 2.5 dust ...

The Nation Reporter

Blitz on smoky cars to curb PM2.5 smog

The Pollution Control Department (PCD) aims to reduce PM2.5 air pollution by 25% by imposing the maximum punishment under the traffic law on any driver whose vehicle produces black smoke caused by poor maintenance.According to PCD chief Attaporn Charoenchansa, the department has been closely working ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

Higher PM2.5 levels may return from late October, could exceed health standard in Jan, Feb

The Pollution Control Department said the PM2.5 dust situation is presently at the standard level of 5-27 mcg/cu across Thailand.The department said that until the end of October, the overall situation is expected to be “good” due to a general air buoyancy ceiling and increasing ...

The Nation Reporter

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