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Don't take toxic air problem lightly

If April is the month of Songkran, surely March is known for its pollution, especially in Northern Thailand, at its peak. With burning season in full swing, air quality readings in cities like Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, and Pai have become rather unsettling — yet ...

REPORT: Chiang Mai tries ‘clean rooms’ to protect vulnerable from toxic air

Since the air in entire villages or towns cannot be purified in the face of the raging smog crisis in the North, safety zones have been proposed as a way of protecting the most vulnerable people. The idea incorporates “Clean Rooms” where pollutants are filtered ...

Chularat Saengpassa

Wildfires Turn Thailand’s Air Into the Planet's Most Toxic

Top Asian finance ministers and central bankers are due to have a summit in northern Thailand this week, and they’ll need pollution masks if they want to avoid breathing toxic air.Wildfires and crop burning are blanketing the region with smog, prompting Thailand’s junta leader Prayuth ...

Researchers find city air full of toxic heavy metals

Bangkok’s air is full of toxic heavy metals, researchers have discovered, and it is contributing to year-round hazardous threats to public health. Now is the time for Thai authorities to set out the standards for controlling the emissions of every hazardous heavy metal found in ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

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