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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

Smog returns to southern provinces from Indonesian fires

Smog caused by fires in Indonesia reached the southern provinces of Songkhla, Satun, Narathiwat and Yala on Sunday.Thananchai Suwansuk, head of environment office of region six, said that 19 hotspots had been detected in Sumatra Island of Indonesia on Sunday, up from 12 spots on ...

The Nation Reporter

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

Air quality in North still 'critical'

Air pollution across the upper North remains at critical levels with authorities monitoring almost 400 active hotspots in Chiang Mai alone on Sunday. The air quality did not improve on Monday morning, with IQAir recording “very unhealthy” air quality and hazardous, ultra-fine PM2.5 dust levels ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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

Smog again covers Bangkok

Unhealthy smog blanketed most of greater Bangkok on Thursday morning, blamed on traffic congestion and stagnant air, the Pollution Control Department reported.Of the 58 air quality stations, 50 reported unsafe levels of particulate matter 2.5 micrometres and less in diameter (PM2.5) in Bangkok and adjacent ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

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, ...

Air pollution rises in many provinces [Video]

Besides protecting themselves from the Coronavirus, people are also wearing masks to protect themselves from air pollution. The density of fine dust particles has been on the rise in many areas, especially in Bangkok and its vicinity.Keep watching ...

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