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Poor air quality to return to Bangkok and suburbs for remainder of October

 

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People living in Bangkok and surrounding areas are advised to brace for a new round of health-threatening low air quality during the rest of October due to an anticipated increase in PM2.5 dust particles in the atmosphere as less rainfall is forecast, according to the Meteorological Department.

 

In Bangkok today (Wednesday), the Department of Pollution Control reported that the level of PM2.5 dust particulate in Bangkok and its peripherals has been rising since the morning and will remain high for the rest of the day due to lack of wind, resulting in poor air circulation and dust accumulation.

 

Air quality readings at 7am today showed the levels of PM2.5 dust particulate ranging from 31-69 microns (micrograms/cubic metre) at 15 monitoring stations, including Kanchanapisek Road in Bang Khun Thian district, along Din Daeng road in Din Daeng district, the districts of Bung Gum, Bang Phlad, Khlong San, Bang Khun Thian, Wang Thong Lang, Pathumwan, Sathorn, Bang Khor Laem, Phasi Chaoren, Bang Sue, Lak Si and Phra Pradaeng and Muang districts of Samut Prakan province.

 

Children, pregnant women, the elderly and unwell are warned to avoid outdoor activities and, if it is necessary for them to go out, they should wear face masks as a precautionary measure.

Agencies concerned with air quality, such as the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, the Pollution Control Department and the transport, public health and industry ministries, have been closely monitoring the dust and will implement their pre-prepared plans to cope with it.

 

According to the Airvisual website today, Bangkok ranks as the world’s 13th for excessive PM2.5 dust particulate above international standard levels in almost all districts of the city and its peripherals, including Nonthaburi, Samut Sakhon and Samut Prakan.

 

In Thailand, the safe level for PM2.5 dust particles in the atmosphere is under 50 microns.  However, the safe level set by the World Health Organization is 25 microns.

 

Associate Professor Sirima Panyamethikul, of the Faculty of Engineering of Chulalongkorn University, told Thai PBS that the faculty plans to install more monitoring devices in all public parks in Bangkok so the people can be warned 2-3 days in advance of poor air quality.

 

Source: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/poor-air-quality-to-return-to-bangkok-and-suburbs-for-remainder-of-october/

 

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-- © Copyright Thai PBS 2019-10-23

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In other news.... similar revelations.

 

1) Water is wet

2) Knives can cut

3) The sun is hot

 

The air pollution in Thailand is part of a cyclical routine of an inability to solve problems. Take the carnage during Songkran, the <deleted> poor performance of students at English when compared to every other country in the world and the rampant nepotism as other examples of known problems which will never be solved.  

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5 hours ago, Samui Bodoh said:

 

This may sound strange, but I am pleased that the poor air quality has hit Bangkok again.

 

Before people start shouting at me, I am pleased because if the problem affects people in Bangkok, then it is likely that the government begins to take action. Alternatively, we have seen numerous times that when an environmental problem occurs and does NOT effect Bangkok, little is done; think Chang Mai burning season last year.

 

The people of Thailand deserve a government that takes this issue seriously, and the only way that it'll be taken seriously is if it hits the capital and affects the "Good" people (ie. Senior Government officials, the Hi-So, and the Military) of the city.

 

Soooo, my tremendous sympathies go out to the residents of the capital; on the other hand, I am glad that you will be part of the fight so that there will actually be a fight.

 

I hope everyone breathes easy soon...

 

If, and it's a big if, the pollution problem gets sorted in Bangkok you can bet you big fat hairy farang ass nothing will be done about the pollution in the rest of Thailand as nobody in Govt gives a rats about the rampant burning for 8 months of the year.

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Not to worry, the BKK Intn'l Marathon is around the corner and with over 50,000 runners they'll suck it up. Hope it gets coverage

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Face it, this will be Thailand's yearly "Cold Season" event starting from last year onward, and it's gonna get worse year by year.... Book it........

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16 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

People living in Bangkok and surrounding areas are advised to brace for a new round of health-threatening low air quality during the rest of October

That should read "the century" !

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18 hours ago, RotMahKid said:

WRONG information again:  Above they used microns, that should be AQI number.

Using micrograms gives a much lower number then AQI see:https://aqicn.org/calculator

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micron is not a synonym for microgram or microgramme.

 

"micron

A unit of length equal to one millionth of a metre, used in many technological and scientific fields."

Source: https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/micron

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The level of air pollution with particulate matter (PM) is not measured in microns.

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The wonderful and brilliant Thai Army, hard at work to find solutions to improve the lives of every person in Thailand. Go army go. Keep up the amazing work. You guys are saints. Every waking moment is spent trying to lift up the common man. 

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