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Smog crisis: Environmentalist tells Hua Hin tourism operators not to panic

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Smog crisis: Environmentalist tells Hua Hin tourism operators not to panic

 

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A leading environmentalist in Prajuab Khiri Khan has responded to suggestions that Hua Hin and Pranburi have been hit by PM2.5 smog particles. 

 

She said it's not true - what people are worried about is just vapor coming off the sea. 

 

Jirat Pranprasit said that many tourism operators had contacted her in a panic saying that smart phone apps showed hazardous levels of particulate matter in the area. 

 

She said this was not true. 

 

She accepted that factories and sugar cane burning in the area was being monitored. 

 

But the reason for the haze - and the confusion - was simply vapor coming off the sea. 

 

Source: Talk News Online

 

 

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Trying to read the original story using Google's built-in Thai-to-English facility is tricky. It doesn't appear to provide any tangible evidence other than general assertions to refute the claims of pollution picked up by smartphone apps.

 

No facts and figures or measurements are offered to show Hua Hin's air is healthy. And, Intriguingly, the final paragraph reads: "While there was no examination (?) there was an increase in the number of skin lesions, rashes or respiratory disorders".

 

Maybe something got lost in translation. 

 

 

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I live in Hua Hin and once again, today has sunshine and a blue sky.  From any hill, you can see for miles.  Fake News!!!

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9 minutes ago, HHTel said:

I live in Hua Hin and once again, today has sunshine and a blue sky.  From any hill, you can see for miles.  Fake News!!!

Got a pic?

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😷😷😷 Don't panic and scare away the tourist dollars 😷 😷 😷

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I've got an air purifier at home and the amount of air particles it's been detecting for the last couple of weeks has been really high. It started dropping back down again yesterday, though.

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Got to look after them chinese,rode a bike down from kanchanaburi to hua hin with a mask on,should have seen to color of it when i got here,black as,,,

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Not to panic? Today i got phonecalls from Europe if we were alright in this smog...it was big in the european newspapers....They can forget any tourists but who cares, they are only europeans and not chinese.

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21 hours ago, webfact said:

She accepted that factories and sugar cane burning in the area was being monitored. 

Monitored? Oh boy! Now we can all breath a sigh of relief. Thanks! Keep up the good work! 🤡

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