Jump to content
BANGKOK
Cheesekraft

Chiang Mai Air Quality & Pollution

Recommended Posts

9 minutes ago, dcnx said:

154 and climbing near Maya. What a shame.

I'll see your 154 and raise to 164.

 

Old city near moat.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

LOLOLOLOLOL.  Someone from UTAH is trolling??  Dude, you are at ALTITUDE, with wind, and Utah is NOTHING like Chiang Mai.  You know this, but maybe you forget since you are breathing good air.  The same with all of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho...go anywhere near this guy and you MIGHT get one high reading and act like it's the same as CM.   LOLOL.  Sure, we post 250, but we are sleeping in 150.  Every day, every week, for months.  This is not UTAH.   

 

hilarious.  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/18/2020 at 11:00 AM, CGW said:

UT,

 

Where is UT please?

Edited by thequietman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, thequietman said:

 

Where is UT please?

Udon Thani.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Q???  WHY Thais burn if it's bad?  No other option.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I went to bed yesterday (in Phayao) I noticed that my purifier seems to have struggled to get air below 30 even on nearly full blast. When I woke up I noticed its red and 120, something was up. Of course it was 234 outside today in Phayao and seems to be 190 atm. Schools still running, same as always. 

Screenshot_20200127_082426_com.airvisual.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why would schools not be open?

Cannot close a school for 5 months right?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On a serious note, the air purifier really has its limit if it is only one for a small room. As soon as we get above 200 AQI or even near it, I always notice as you said too.

This morning for the first time air purifier at 13-18 pm2.5 - usually at 2-3.

Will soon go out with a mask with a portable device, but funnily I do not even need to do that anymore when I see the air purifier struggling.

Curious how people manage here above 200 or 300 AQI. One air purifier is not going to make it.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When i go out and the reading is above 150, i wear two N95 masks.  Reminds me once in china, the girl asked me to use two condoms...hey, off topic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to Chiang Mai... if the smog doesn't get you, there is now the additional danger of the Chinese flu... Govt. does S.F.A.

 

image.png.95cb07062b45b23c2f1065e0fc93a282.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It would appear by the lack of posts that discussions on AQI have been put on hold in preference of the Wuhan Virus. January has been worse than last year, I hope that it isn't a sign of another bad year.

 

Before somebody says move, I can't. I bought my house, have a Thai wife and 3 kids happy at their school here in Chiang Mai unfortunately. I don't use facebook so don't know if there are discussions going on other websites regarding the AQI here in CNX.

 

image.png.1c105b2e55d744c186b5db98095cf23c.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been thinking about this a lot and been here since 2016. Was actually not here mostly during smoky season but observed from far away.

I cannot remember it being a big deal 2017, maybe 2-3 months of orange/red pollution. It is undoubtedly bad, but wasnt a big deal for me because I just travelled away. Same 2018, was 3 months but consistent - in one period and then over - easy to avoid and travel. 2019 very similar - yes much higher readings but one stretch of 3 months from about mid February to May 20th.

 

The issue I and many have now is that they do not stop. They have been burning since I came here in December. That makes it 6 months of burning if it lasts until mid/end May again.

 

If you cannot or do not want to move, there is nothing you can do apart from air purifiers, masks etc. It is understandable that you cannot just sell your house and go. I really hope that one day they solve it, because I do love this city so much, but all things have to come to and end. I have accepted that in the medium-term things will not change. Nothing will be done about the air pollution. Not saying this in a negative or bitter way, just the facts.

 

I am curious what changed and why they have so much to burn since 2019. 6 months consistent burning instead of 3 months before. So why so much more? I would be curious if anyone knows.

 

The reason why nothing will change is, because the majority of locals just does not care. Not talking about those who burn. Just normal people. Pollution is just no concern to them, again talking about the majority. Now they wear a mask because of the virus. Never seen anyone wear a mask before since December.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...