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BANGKOK 23 February 2019 07:47
Genericnic

CM air pollution not so bad

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This is the real joke The local government says it is going to wet the roads down and tell construction companies to reduce dust because this is a major cause of air pollution. Do the locals really swallow this and accept this is what is happening or should the local government take the bull by the horns own up to being totally irresponsible for the bad air and not doing anything about it and start to clean it up. For starters start levying huge fines on any factory or local business that is polluting including a business that is burning rubbish.  Set standard emissions factories are allowed to have. Start regulating and forcing motorcycle manufactures to lower emissions on upcoming new models. Sure they will scream and yell they cannot do it Fact is the automakers did the same but guess what they lowered emissions. Start fining people that do not turn off engines when they are parked.

Street vendors are not allowed to create smoke while cooking  There are systems that can trap the smoke particles. And lastly, make a serious effort to start to clean up the pollution. Build some giant air cleaners. The same as China is building https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-02704-9

You can also engage the University Students Run a contest on who can come up with a novel inexpensive way to clear the air of pollutants

Watch the students get involved and see how fast ideas are created

 

Its time the governments started to take the pollution problems in Thailand seriously If they do not then at some point the tourist trade will dry up and the tourists will start to go to countries that are cleaner 

 

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23 minutes ago, puukao said:

Great news, my three kids now have half-black lung!!!  They will all have miserable lives.... but it could be worse.

 

I also just got food poisoning, but not as bad as some people in Azeraaserbakastan.  

 

Plus I only got hit by one car today, not ten.  

 

everyone is soo nice to me, and i love the 10 baht soup.   great life....

 

Where? I pay minimum 30

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1 minute ago, theguyfromanotherforum said:

 

Where? I pay minimum 30

I am on the border of Myanmar, and after hiking 10 kms to get the proper ingredients, I give them to a lady by the river.  She let's me use her fire, while I provide my bowl and soup.  She only charges me 10 baht.

 

I guess you could buy noodles in 711 for like 8 baht and make soup yourself.  LOL.

 

it's possible!! 

 

yesterday I saved 11 baht, but got black lung.   

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CNX a terrible place. Half the Foreigners here already should leave.

And anyone thinking of coming, forget it.

Aaaahhh - peace and quiet.

 

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21 hours ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

There are multiple sources of AQI data out there... The Thai government (Pollution Control District) has a website for it, there's AQICN.org, and then there's sites that gather and report private sensor data.

 

In looking at any data, you want to make sure it's reporting at least PM2.5 based AQI values. In the past, in a lot of areas, the Thai government didn't have PM2.5 sensors, so their data was only for PM10, and so the readings and warning levels were misleadingly low.

 

Based on comparing its data with my own PM2.5 readings at home, the AQICN.org website data for PM2.5 is pretty reliable most of the time. And if they're getting readings that are oddball for some reason, their system will actually omit that sensor and its data reporting until it gets straightened out.

 

Also, you need to be aware that the Thai government uses a different AQI scale than the U.S. and much of the rest of the world, that tends to have higher threshhold levels. The Thai PCD reports AQI values using the Thai government's scale. The AQICN.org site and others typically use the U.S. EPA AQI scale, which is probably the defacto standard to use and pay attention to.

 

Any way you cut it, however, the bottom line is that pretty much every year, from say December until March or so, the air quality typically is very bad (into the red / unhealthy levels) in BKK, CM and elsewhere.

 

 

Much appreciated...thanks for the thoughtful response..

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11 minutes ago, mikey88 said:

Much appreciated...thanks for the thoughtful response..

 

AQICN.org has plenty of good PM2.5 data for CM and areas around there. And the U.S. EPA AQI scale they use is a better one than the Thai version, which tends to understate the pollution threat because the Thai government's own pollution standards are lower than elsewhere.

 

http://aqicn.org/city/chiang-mai/

 

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Today 1/14/10 Khon Kaen had an AQI reading of 834 which is off the charts. Does anyone know why the air is so dangerously polluted there today?

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