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What’s with the lousy air quality in Pattaya?

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Someone should tell immigration there is no need to make our visas harder to obtain. If the pollution gets worse we are all going to leave anyway.

 

Last few days here in Bkk I can smell what I think is crop burning, plus a chemical insecticide smell. Wind from the north east.

 

When will man learn, we only have one planet. I foresee a Chinaman with a fist full of money, but he is dying as the air and water have turned to poison.

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It has been bad for months, sometimes going up to 70+ μg/m3. Air purifier is a must now. One cigarette is equivalent to an air pollution of 22 μg/m3 for one day. With current 66 it is three cigarettes per day. Btw, the average in Beijing is about 85 μg/m3. This pollution is getting bad. 

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16 hours ago, sharecropper said:

tour buses belching

and tourists exhaling foul air? 

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15 hours ago, bkk6060 said:

Depends on why one is here.

The list just gets better.

This morning spent a great hour with a very cute 22 year old in my nice air conditioned condo.

I certainly am going no where been smiling all day.

 

We are talking of smog not snog!

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11 minutes ago, jacko45k said:

We are talking of smog not snog!

Ha.

I do not complain much as I like it here.

All joking aside this morning has to be the worst I have ever seen.

I had the aircon on all night woke up this morning and blew my nose, black stuff came out.

My eyes are puffy and feeling kind of sick.

Hope this is temporary seems like it got very bad in a short period of time.

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8 hours ago, DaRoadrunner said:

Someone should tell immigration there is no need to make our visas harder to obtain. If the pollution gets worse we are all going to leave anyway.

Indeed. The dirty air might turn out to be the final deal changer for staying.

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1 minute ago, bkk6060 said:

Ha.

I do not complain much as I like it here.

All joking aside this morning has to be the worst I have ever seen.

I had the aircon on all night woke up this morning and blew my nose, black stuff came out.

My eyes are puffy and feeling kind of sick.

Hope this is temporary seems like it got very bad in a short period of time.

You need one of those air purifiers for the bedroom then.

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Just now, bkk6060 said:

Ha.

I do not complain much as I like it here.

All joking aside this morning has to be the worst I have ever seen.

I had the aircon on all night woke up this morning and blew my nose, black stuff came out.

My eyes are puffy and feeling kind of sick.

Hope this is temporary seems like it got very bad in a short period of time.

This is not good. As for temporary, this doesn't appear to be a one-off; my feeling is that things have been getting progressively worse at least the last couple of years.

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2 minutes ago, jacko45k said:

You need one of those air purifiers for the bedroom then.

I will check it out.

Damn.  Still spend most of the day walking around cannot be good.

Thanks for the tip.

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Just now, bkk6060 said:

I will check it out.

Damn.  Still spend most of the day walking around cannot be good.

Thanks for the tip.

If you ride around on a motorbike I might suggest a smog mask too, I have started using them and believe it has caused benefit. I can ride down soi pothole without getting recognized too!

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I like... Yet another post criticizing Pattaya...

when in fact the pollution is worse in many other cities,

including - but not only - Bangkok and of course Chiang Mai...

 

 

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The sad fact is that it is bad, and it is only going to get worse 😞 I agree with previous poster that Baht buses and Tour buses are the main contributors, and are also responsible for the disgusting coating of black grease over everything exposed to the air, mainly fans. I see only further decrease in air quality, unless the police actually enforced the removal of any smoke belching vehicles !

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22 minutes ago, jacko45k said:

If you ride around on a motorbike I might suggest a smog mask too, I have started using them and believe it has caused benefit. I can ride down soi pothole without getting recognized too!

Ha. 

Got it have tried a disguise before but still get my name yelled half a dozen times driving down that Soi. 🙂

3m mask good idea.

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The coast looks a little better this photo is facing inland.

And no, it is not fog. 😞

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5 minutes ago, bkk6060 said:

Ha. 

Got it have tried a disguise before but still get my name yelled half a dozen times driving down that Soi. 🙂

3m mask good idea.

Yeah, to be honest, me too. A new bike would be just too much! I see a lot of smoke belching vehicles riding round, from trucks, baht buses, tourist coaches, and stuck at lights you are being sprayed by it all. Roadside al-fresco dining no way. 

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