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Unsafe dust levels in 19 areas of Bangkok and suburbs

 

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Sixteen areas in Bangkok and three in its suburbs were found today to have excessive levels of  PM2.5 dust particles in the atmosphere, the Department of Pollution Control reported today (Wednesday).

 

The 16 affected areas in Bangkok are:

 

  • Kanchanapisek Road in Bang Khun Thian district, 59 microns
  • Din Daeng Road in Din Daeng district, 56 microns
  • Trimit Road and Odean Circle in Samphanthawong district, 55 microns
  • Lat Phrao Road and Soi Lat Phrao 95 in Wang Thong Lang district, 54 microns
  • Rama IV Road in front of Samyarn Mid Town in Pathumwan lo, 54 microns
  • Rama III and Charoen Krung roads in Bang Khor Laem district, 60 microns
  • Rama III Road in Yan Yawa district, 51 microns
  • Charoen Nakorn Road in Khlong Sarn district, 52 microns
  • Petkasen Road in Phasi Charoen district, 61 microns
  • Phahon Yothin Road in Bang Khen district, 51 microns
  • Charansanitwong Road in Bang Phlad district, 66 microns
  • Thung Wat Don in Sathorn district, 56 microns
  • Tambon Khlong Toey in Khlong Toey district, 53 microns
  • Tambon Bang Sue in Bang Sue district, 58 microns
  • Thung Song Hong in Lak Si district, 54 microns

 

The other three areas are Tambon Song Khanong in Phra Pradaeng district and Tambon Paknam of Muang district of Samut Prakan, with 53 and 55 microns respectively, and Tambon Om-noi in Krathum Ban district in Samut Sakhon province with 63 microns.

 

People living in these areas are advised to take care of their health and to limit the time they engage in outdoor activities.

 

Source: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/unsafe-dust-levels-in-19-areas-of-bangkok-and-suburbs/

 

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-- © Copyright Thai PBS 2019-11-13
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Oh my goodness, I see this news too late. I didn’t wear mask. Darn it 

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I should know something's going on. The air cleaners inside my room went nuts today... That usually happens when outside air is way over 150 aqi... Down to about 8 now, so outside is likely in 50-100 range... What's going on this year? Usually it didn't start this soon. At least not in previous years.

 

Is this from moving farming from rice to larger crops then burning down the fields, or is there some other reason? Thermal power plants? Car engines are getting cleaner and most buses and trucks modified from diesel to NGV/LPG, so their emissions should be lower.

 

Any clue what's behind this?

 

Was quite surprised to see Beijing at <40 yesterday and Bangkok at 160+ at the same time. And to those thinking by the sea is better - Chonburi, Sriracha, Pattaya, Rayong and Hua Hin fare no better. So that only works if one is willing to go as far as Phuket or Samui...

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No mention where all this dust is coming from...Pattaya has been bad for days now..

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Guaranteed it is twice the microns they are reporting the levels to be. 

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42 minutes ago, soistalker said:

Guaranteed it is twice the microns they are reporting the levels to be. 

It's funny (meaning sad actually) how little Thai people care about their own lungs. You see over 99% of them in BKK not wearing a mask or a few wearing those useless surgical masks, rather than buying N95 masks which seem to be quite easily available at pharmacies. Only a tiny handful of Thais I've seen were walking around with N95 masks.

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why are they posting 1/2 or less than the actual pm2.5 meter results. Are they showing aqi as pm2.5?

Its spiking at 150pm2.5 every morning in Kanchanaburi. 

Nice to see no effort is ever really made to stop this idiodic burning by farmers. 

(im a farmer and forced to burn rubbish only because the local government wont organize rubbish pickup even though we paid for pickup over a year ago)....

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dust level in Chiang Mai was up to 120 for the past couple of days. no one seems to report this. 

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