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Medical study links smog in North with rising cases of respiratory diseases

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2 hours ago, wisperone said:

"No idea why HIV is more prevalent in the north of Thailand (looks like CM/CR)?"

 

I would guess non protection and perhaps drug/needle transmission

Its the promiscuity of the Hill Tribes.

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Hmmm, smog that reduces visibility to 50 meters and high levels of PM 2.5 actually affect people’s lungs?  Who would have thought?

 

(sarcasm here, of course)

 

How many people have to be stricken or die before the govt takes action, and by action I mean more than spraying water into the air near the air quality sensors in CM.

 

now where did I put my Symbicort inhaler?.....

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4 hours ago, SmartyMarty said:

no shit sherlock. I would never have been able to link smog to breathing problems without the help of the medical profession.

My thought exactly.

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The study also shows, that Lao Khao seems to be the cause of Liver Cancer.

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

first published in the International Journal for Equity in Health in December 2016

So why has stating the bleedin' obvious taken over three years to surface?

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

“However, this study is giving us a very clear message: that the authorities and every stakeholder should do something right now to protect the people from exposure to hazardous air pollution and prevent the long-term serious health threats from the seasonal smog problem.”

A warning to tourists?

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I do not understand why we speak only of the north.
Waste, forest and fields are burned with impunity throughout Thailand!
Here in Nakhon Sawan, for example, you can't see a clear sky for months, and this is not because of bad weather but because of the many fires.
A radical remedy must be found for this problem before it is too late!

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9 minutes ago, Xonax said:

The study also shows, that Lao Khao seems to be the cause of Liver Cancer.

Lao Khao certainly doesn't help but I think you'll find the prevalence of liver cancer in the north-east is thought to be down to Plaa Raa

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4 hours ago, AlexRich said:

No idea why HIV is more prevalent in the north of Thailand (looks like CM/CR)?

Noticed that as well.  It's also prevalent down in Rayong/Pattaya. 

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26 minutes ago, unamazedloso said:

Whats interesting is that there are people demending government funding and a new taskforce to go out and catch people and put out fires but this already exists. Police, forestry department and army are there to up hold the law and all have the right or i should say duty to stop this and fire brigades are supposed to put out out fires. Its just these idiots are too stupid and lazy. Nothing will ever be done. Stupid government allows continuing burning which serves absolutely no purposes what's so ever apart from killing the population Its insanity!

I wonder if the government believes that the slow killing of people is justified so that just a small group of people can take mushrooms, illegally farm, save time clearing/mulching fields. Seems backwards to me and far more effective to put a bullet in every idiot lighting fires. Who's more important a pathetic undedicated few or the rest...??

Another one on this site who doesn’t know what he is talking about, come up to the North beyond Chiang Mai and you will find that the army did go around warning hill farmers not to burn also there have been attempts to put out fires.

My brother in law is in charge of emergency services in one area and they spent days trying to extinguish fires in the mountains at Doi An Khang and that had to be done without the fire fighting equipment they have in Australia and the US.

As far as as taking action against the people lighting fires as he told me unless they catch them in in the act they are powerless the same way that arsonists who light bush fires in Australia escape.

 As an expert in this area perhaps next year you can come and help I am sure they would appreciate your assistance.

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

A medical report has pointed to serious health threats from air pollution in smog-prone areas,

Wow, you think? 

Is it just me or is this 'report' too little - too late? Everyone knows that smog is not good for your health and everyone knows the causes of pollution. The people don't need more reports stating the obvious, they need some corrective action from whoever is in charge this week. Harrumph!

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They required a study, and scientists to conduct this study? You could have asked benny the clown, and he would have come to the same conclusions. Now, what will the junta do about it? Anything? Or nothing, as they have been doing for the past 61 months. 

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Also in breaking news.....the medical profession has determined, after much study, that the sudden stop following jumping from high places may cause serious injury or even death.

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

The higher death rate from three main respiratory diseases – asthma, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – in the northern region, which was disclosed in the study on geographical inequalities of mortality in Thailand by Suchunya Aungkulanon’s research team, highlighted that health threats from air pollution are real.

Only the local officials doubted this... 

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