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Chiang Mai kids hoist anti-smog flag, demanding action

By Chularat Saengpassa 
The Nation

 

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Photo Courtesy of Pharadon Phonamnuai's Facebook page

 

Children and their parents in smog-choked Chiang Mai have issued a new Facebook challenge with the hashtag #CleanAirAct in which people have their photos taken with an “anti-PM2.5 dust” flag and post the pictures online to demand action.

 

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Photo Courtesy of Pharadon Phonamnuai's Facebook page

 

Campaign organiser Pharadon Phonamnuai, pointing out that the North has had severe haze problems for a decade and never gets the same attention from state agencies, scholars and the overseas media that Bangkok did in December and January, is inviting residents to take photos to post at landmarks such as the Three Kings Monument, the city wall and the Rin Kham intersection. 

 

Local youngsters identified by the nicknames Pleng, Plodpran, Cin, Pitta and Tonkla initiated the project with their parents “to convey the message that we don’t want PM2.5 dust”, Pharadon quoted Cin as saying.

 

“Where is the clean air for children?” the kids want to know.

 

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Photo Courtesy of Pharadon Phonamnuai's Facebook page

 

The flags are homemade, at least for now.

 

The level of PM2.5 in Chiang Mai – harmful airborne particulates 2.5 microns or less in diameter – has topped the safe limit of 50 micrograms per cubic metre of air since February 25 until Saturday (March 2), according to the Pollution Control Department, but on Sunday it ranged from 31 to 48mcg.

 

In Muang Mae Hong Son, however, the PM2.5 level was 94mcg. This “code-red” 94mcg level was recorded in the tambon of Jong Kham, along with an Air Quality Index score of 204, double the safe limit of 100.

 

Multiple forest fires are believed to be contributing to the haze in Mae Hong Son.

 

Forest fires are also raging in Phayao despite a ban in place through April 15 on outdoor burning. 

 

As of publication time on Sunday, at least three forest fires were burning out of control in mountainous Dok Kham Tai district, covering hundreds of rai. 

 

PM2.5 in Phayao on Sunday morning was nevertheless 47mcg, the first dip below the safety limit since February 25.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30365099

 

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Posted (edited)

Kids blame your parents and grandparents for never caring enough about thailand to ever do anything to better the country. Now thailand is letting down the world. The selfish polluting here effects everyone around the world.

Government, local and military dont care. Fact! Seems they just want all kids to be dum and die early. 

Truth hurts!

Edited by unamazedloso

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all false numbers they publish here and I don't know why Thaivisa just copy it, without any comment.

Real number you can read here for the whole world:

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

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Hey kids, stop this Thai Sh1T@ blaming everybody and everything else take action now! Pencils down and walk out it's your future

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