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What’s with the lousy air quality in Pattaya?

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17 hours ago, johng said:

It's idiots burning everything !! fields,forests,plastics,rubbish..add in the black smoke belching  pickup trucks,lorries and tour buses for some good measure.

Let's not forget to add in the smokey charcoal breakfast setups on the side of the road in the morning.  Down a couple of roads near me you can't see more than 100 meters when they get going.

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talk about out of the frying pan into the fire!!! left what I thought was my

beautiful beach resort of Jomtien for a month in Udon Thani...two nights in

the village and I can smell smoke and have acquired a bad cough..i noticed

the first three people I met in the village all had a bad cough...two nights

sleeping and I am coughing specks of blood..i get a lift back to Udon and after here three days my cough is a bit better....a week and no more blood

I have cut our holiday short...now I read this thread....is there no place safe

I hear they do not have any enforcement of the burning rules...as usual for

Thailand...bought a few masks and maybe it is time to move on? as things are getting worse between the Immigration and the Inhilation ...

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1 hour ago, jacko45k said:

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

Perhaps u need to find a place to live with clean air?.........

but that would make too much sence.

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18 hours ago, ianezy0 said:

Try to avoid AC as it draws the outside air.

What kind of AC draws air from outside? 

Would a stupid design to draw hot air 🤪

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6 minutes ago, CH1961 said:

What kind of AC draws air from outside? 

Would a stupid design to draw hot air 🤪

Here is one answer for you Flower...

Most window units have a small opening that allows outside air to be sucked into the fan. Most units have a control on this opening that allows the user to open it or close it. I have seen it labeled “Air exchange”.

Don't thank me. Anytime 👍

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2 minutes ago, ianezy0 said:

Most window units

Window units.. in Thailand ?   had one in the UK years ago  horribly noisy as the compressor was inside the room.

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6 minutes ago, ianezy0 said:

Most window units

Here in LOS? 

Maybe in your home country they still use this kind of <deleted>. 

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19 hours ago, seasia said:

The very poor air quality here is another reason added to my list of Thailand negatives.

 

That list is growing.

 

Seriously considering calling it a day to living here.

 

Yes I know I will not let the door hit me on the way out.

I will close it and walk away with a smile.

 

 

Turn the lights out also

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2 hours ago, zoza said:

talk about out of the frying pan into the fire!!! left what I thought was my

beautiful beach resort of Jomtien for a month in Udon Thani...two nights in

the village and I can smell smoke and have acquired a bad cough..i noticed

the first three people I met in the village all had a bad cough...two nights

sleeping and I am coughing specks of blood..i get a lift back to Udon and after here three days my cough is a bit better....a week and no more blood

I have cut our holiday short...now I read this thread....is there no place safe

I hear they do not have any enforcement of the burning rules...as usual for

Thailand...bought a few masks and maybe it is time to move on? as things are getting worse between the Immigration and the Inhilation ...

Agreed we bought a cheap studio in Jomtien as the least worst option in Thailand for a good few reasons and the air was a big factor in that. 2 more months and I'm back to civilization and clean air for 9 months. Am buying an air purifier in Num chai today I've had enough. 

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38 minutes ago, ianezy0 said:

Most window units have a small opening that allows outside air to be sucked into the fan

Window units, thought they left the remaining few on the Arc, haven't seen one of those for many years, if you are still using one suggest you upgrade!

No need to thank me 😉 

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18 hours ago, Golden Triangle said:

I already have the Airvisual app, currently reading 118, and Tara Pattana School is only 1 km away, not good, not sure about buying an air purifier, might be out of my financial league 😞 

Useful app, thanks.  I think.  Seeing 161 from Wong Amat in Naklua.  Now I'm more worried than I was!

 

From my condo in central Pattaya, I can see Jomtien bay and the woods & buildings on the far side.  Or rather I should be able to.  Currently I can just make out the tower blocks on THIS side of the bay.   

 

I live here now and don't plan to move, but if I was still thinking about the move, I'd think twice.  It's hard for me, an adult, to get a full breath sometimes - it has to be especially bad for the kids.

 

Time the government did one of their famous over-reactions and sorted this.

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Rather Hazy again

 

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Jomtien maybe slightly better ?

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Since I don’t have a particle meter, I adopt the less scientific approach of measuring air quality by the number of islands I can see. This morning, couldn’t even see Koh Laan from Dongtan beach in Jomtien. Air’s still way better than in my Australian home right now though.

 

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