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BANGKOK 20 February 2019 11:08
cmsally

Smoke, Smog, Dust 2018 Chiang Mai

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20 hours ago, Sparkles said:

Well looking at the photos from last year, at this particular location, you would hardly  be able to breathe.The owners themselves come to CM

 

I see.  Yes, I guess if you're right next to the areas where field burning and forest fires happen then that would be quite nasty. 


I wish they'd get the police and army in and shoot everyone who burns anything in March.

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Some might consider that just the tiniest bit extreme.

It may be like the smoking ban on Thailand's beaches, in which the butts are probably washed out from every klong in the kingdom.

Chiang Mai has just the right topography for catching all the air pollution generated in the Land of Smiles.

But shooting a few people would be an excellent start, as you said.

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What I find so annoying is that there are 100's of soldiers located in Barracks mostly north of CM with nothing to do who could be on call watching for fires illegally lit.They could be there in a flash. I mean how hard is it to locate where a fire is during the daylight hours.

 

Fine or arrest the culprits and  that would be a major deterrent but the same PR BS is put out every year and little or nothing  is done.

 

Songteaws like the rest of us are supposed to go through a yearly exhaust emission test to renew their registration,you can use your own imagination how they pass.

 

We followed on a windy section coming back from Fang a tarted up old tourist bus,in a convoy of 3 buses,we couldn't pass them  and simply had to stop and let them  go on their way.It was pumping out so much black smoke you could hardly see the back of the vehicle

 

Sadly Thais have accepted the conditions and don't complain .Kids go to school wearing masks and many are admitted to hospitals with breathing problems ,it must be sheer hell for them.

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Monitoring website aqicn.org now reporting 'very unhealthy 203' for station CMIS. The whole Chiangmai-Lampun area now thick with smog.  

 

Previous years we used to get lots of chat on ThaiVisa about the problem - this year no-one's bothering.

 

Well, it's just another year, same toxic unbreathable poop. Powers-that-be unable and/or unwilling to do anything about the dreadful assault on the people's health and well-being.    Same-same. 

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4 hours ago, XGM said:

The day the burning ban goes into effect, you get the worst readings of PM 2.5 of the year.  Welcome to the LOS (land of stupidity) where good health is not a priority and never will be. 

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Map of today's pollution from the aqicn website really shows what a lie it is accusing Myanmar and Laos etc. of causing this smog.  High readings in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lampang.   Really clear air in Mae Hong Son, Mai Sai, Phayao, Nan and Phrae.  

 

Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai authorities are really losing control of this, and refuse to admit it.

 

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The day the burning ban goes into effect, you get the worst readings of PM 2.5 of the year. 

From all the burning to get ahead of the ban, no doubt. I know my neighbor did this, with all his tree trimmings that hadn't yet made it to his bonfire area.

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Unhealthy readings for Chiangmai and Lampang continue.  Nan, Phrea,  Mae Hongson,  Maesai have clean air.  

 

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PM2.5 of around 30 for CM Uni! Seriously can't be right!

Even my basic "sinusometer" can tell it must be over 150 for PM2.5

 

The aqi site says 155 !!

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1 hour ago, cmsally said:

PM2.5 of around 30 for CM Uni! Seriously can't be right!

Even my basic "sinusometer" can tell it must be over 150 for PM2.5

 

The aqi site says 155 !!

AQI site is not the reliable or reputable source of information, their technology is not based on real-time in-situ measurement, they don't use sensors on the ground, they calculate from approximation from satellite images, These approximations cannot defer from water vapor and PM2.5 particles

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