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BANGKOK 17 February 2019 22:28
rooster59

REPORT: Let’s nail down SMOG CAUSES

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19 minutes ago, ExpatOilWorker said:

Those numbers are for Thailand as a whole. The OP was specifically looking at Bangkok.

 

That's true.  But yesterday, The Nation came along with another article that, despite a misleading and inaccurate headline, actually shows that burning IS the major cause of PM2.5 pollution as measure in Bangkok during 2017 at least during the "dry" season, which presumably includes this part of the year.

 

https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1079057-report-diesel-combustion-drives-this-pm25-mess-said-pcd-latest-study/?tab=comments#comment-13754018

 

In the chart below, diesel emissions are shown by the first blue color line, and agricultural/biomass burning is shown by the second brownish color line. And that data is JUST for Bangkok during its "dry" season, which I believe would include this part of the year which is the worst smog time for BKK.

 

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23 hours ago, rooster59 said:

the main reason the air quality worsened to a critical level each winter was the weather

Nah, be candid and say what's really on your mind: the main reason is that too many folks are wearing masks which prevent the particles to enter the lungs where they belong, instead they remain in the air.

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4 hours ago, Chippy151 said:

All these experts never seem to mention other cities around the world and how they solved their air pollution problems.

All they have to do is copy them. No nrw inventions or ideas needed.

The first thing is to be aware of the outside world.

Too busy loving the a*** of the Chinese, Followers 

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On 1/19/2019 at 12:04 PM, NCC1701A said:

http://yourstory.aqmd.gov/home

 

The South Coast Air Quality Management District, also using the acronym SCAQMD, formed in 1976, is the air pollution agency responsible for regulating stationary sources of air pollution in the South Coast Air Basin, in Southern California.

 

I lived through all the changes will millions of other Americans. The rules are hard core with aggressive enforcement.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalytic_converter

 

"The first widespread introduction of catalytic converters was in the United States automobile market. To comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's stricter regulation of exhaust emissions, most gasoline-powered vehicles starting with the 1975 model year must be equipped with catalytic converters."

 

that was 44 years ago. there is nothing to study or discover.

 

But it will be so much more cheaper & easier to wait for winter to end...

As another official said... wait for March to arrive, all will be ok again.

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When the critical point is reached, and revenue/tourism drops, then "they" will act. Power, greed and money is the driving force it seems. The public good and moral right is secondary.

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Open burning is a main factor and they blame Cambodia while they continue to legally burn the sugar cane crops in Thailand. 

Even Brazil has banned the burning of sugar cane because of pollution 

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Yeah, but nailing down the causes might bring the unpleasant prospect of having to do something about it!  We all know what needs to happen: stop crop burning, limit industrial emissions, limit city generated emissions such as diesel fumes.

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All rubbish. Blame Cambodia? I live in Kanchanaburi. Same time as Bkk is effected more than usual is the same time all the brain dead morons set fire to sugarcane fields and forests or even just burn grass cuz there too cheap to cut it. The sugarcane burning is a massive health risk with the addition of chemicals being burnt. Why is no body mentioning this as a major contributor. Ive been in thailand and lived all over for a very long tine and it doesnt take a genius to work out whats the tipping point cause for bkk being unbearable.. I have a pm2.5 moniter in my house and outside monotiring 24/7. Sorry people. The major contributor is LAZY FARMERS! AND A GOVERNMENT AND OFFICIALS SO LAZY AND DUM ITS CRIMINAL.. 

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Easy solution

Hightail it to the provinces ,preferably a beach town

You shouldn't be in BKK in the first place

 

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