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What is the reason for the very unhealthy air quality in Hua Hin?
Today, Sunday December 8th at 7.30 in the morning we are back on (aqi 161) which is red alert / very unhealthy and where it is recommended to wear a mask.

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Extra fires pollution to keep warm perhaps?  We are in the 150 range here in Bangkok so not just Hua Hin.  

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No obvious reason to find.

But of course air quality can differ much from neighborhood to neighborhood.

Do you do your own measurement?

 

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19 hours ago, KhunBENQ said:

No obvious reason to find.

But of course air quality can differ much from neighborhood to neighborhood.

Do you do your own measurement?

 

Yes I do, anyone can download an app an check air pollution, for me I have servere COPD and this is very unhealthy. I have to wear mask

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13 minutes ago, Misab said:

Yes I do, anyone can download an app an check air pollution, for me I have servere COPD and this is very unhealthy. I have to wear mask

When he asked if you do any measures yourselves, I doubt he asked if you used an app to check the quality. 

 

I also doubt the air in Hua Hin is so bad several apps shows, as they often is worse than Bangkok. 

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3 hours ago, Tagged said:

When he asked if you do any measures yourselves, I doubt he asked if you used an app to check the quality. 

Indeed. I wanted to know whether one has a measurement device (as available).

Internet data about Hua Hin are rare.

There is just one site with two measurement stations that I found.

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8 hours ago, KhunBENQ said:

Indeed. I wanted to know whether one has a measurement device (as available).

Internet data about Hua Hin are rare.

There is just one site with two measurement stations that I found.

The app I use is called "Air Quality" it can be set to find your location, and yes it has Hua Hin.

At the moment (Monday 9th of December at 18.00) it has fallen to 88 which is a little high but acceptable

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Misab said:

The app I use is called "Air Quality" it can be set to find your location, and yes it has Hua Hin.

At the moment (Monday 9th of December at 18.00) it has fallen to 88 which is a little high but acceptable

 

 

Where does it get its data from, and 88 from what? Particles? Sea wapor? Or toxic pollution? 

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13 hours ago, Tagged said:

Something is not right! Screenshot right now 

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It can be right if there is a lot burning in or around Hua Hin 

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14 hours ago, Tagged said:

Where does it get its data from, and 88 from what? Particles? Sea wapor? Or toxic pollution? 

There is a difference depending on using apps from  “Air Quality” or apps from  “Airvisual ”

Today Tuesday 10th of December 8 AM in Hua Hin

Air Quality shows aqi 152

Airvisual shows aqi 119

 

Why the difference? Is it because of different methods?  I don’t know. Could it be how often they update the apps?   Airvisual say they update every 5 minutes. I don’t know how often air quality update.

I have no idea which apps is correct but I do know that any numbers of aqi above 100 are unhealthy for our lungs, and all the garbage burning in Hua Hin area might be the main course.

 

According to Google:

The AQI measures five criteria air pollutants (particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and ozone), and converts the measured pollutant concentrations in a community's air to a number on a scale of 0 to 500.

 

According to source:  https://scijinks.gov/air-quality/

 

“Instruments on the ground and satellites orbiting Earth collect information about what is in our air. For example, satellites in NOAA’s GOES-R (short for Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites-R) Series monitor the particle pollution in our atmosphere.

The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) also collects information about particles in our air. These particles include smoke particles from wildfires; airborne dust during dust and sand storms; urban and industrial pollution; and ash from erupting volcanoes. Ground level ozone can also be measured by the JPSS series of satellites.

GOES-R Series satellites can provide particle pollution measurements approximately every five minutes during the day. JPSS satellites can provide a higher resolution measurement of aerosols over the entire planet once a day. JPSS can also observe the movement of aerosols from one side of the planet to the other. JPSS can also measure carbon monoxide which is associated with poor air quality resulting from wildfires.”

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"

There is a difference depending on using apps from  “Air Quality” or apps from  “Airvisual ”

Today Tuesday 10th of December 8 AM in Hua Hin

Air Quality shows aqi 152

Airvisual shows aqi 119"

 

Well that was at 8 AM. Now at 9.20 AM they both show 145

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Much depends on the wind direction. The reduction of the sugar-cane price will help locally. Shame about the neighbors.

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apparently there are fires around, Phetchaburi at the time of this post has AQI of over 250

 

https://www.airvisual.com/air-quality-map?lat=12.8&lng=99.96667&zoomLevel=10

 

in Cha-am, it was over 160 most of the day and you can see the pollution in the air when looking less than 200 meters away.

I've been living here for years and never seen the AQI so high around here except when they blow the mosquito mist in the sewers for a minutes (my meter went to 500 for that)

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