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Air quality unsafe in some Bangkok areas

By THE NATION

 

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The level of PM2.5 dust particles in the air in Bangkok and surrounding areas exceeded the safety standard, averaging 39-71 micrograms per cubic metre on Wednesday (January 8), according to the report by the Pollution Control Department.

 

They reported that the current level exceeds the safety standard value of 35 μg/m3 and is unhealthy for sensitive groups such as people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children, who should limit prolonged exertion.

 

Some 15 areas that are reported have PM2.5 dust particles slightly above safety standards.

 

They are: Bangkhuntian, Bangna, Pathumwan, Thonburi, Ladprao, Wangthonglang, Pakkred and Din Daeng districts in Bangkok; Kloang Luang and Klong Neung districts in Pathum Thani province; Phrapradaeng and Paknam districts in Samut Prakarn province; Krathumbaen and Mahachai districts in Samut Sakhon province and Meuang district in Nakhon Pathom province.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30380265

 

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Wind drops and all that pollution up there, and there's a lot, comes to street level !

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

Some 15 areas that are reported have PM2.5 dust particles slightly above safety standards.

Bang Na, where I live, is listed in the affected areas. This morning, walking to the bus, the air was toxic. I could practically taste it. "Slightly" is BS. My lungs feel like used tea bags this morning!

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Lovely "High Season" weather. The only time it doesn't <deleted> down or you get cooked alive, you'll get cold smoked. What's not to like?

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Another air pollution thread?  Can't it just be accepted that the air quality here is disgusting and usually unhealthy, just like many cities around the world.  Wear a mask, buy an air purifier, or find somewhere that has cleaner air.  

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Not to clever in CM either yesterday smelt like someone was burning circuit boards 🤔

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Might be easier and a shorter list if they just indicated where the air wasn't over the limits.... uh, standards... there seem to be no limits

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

 

The level of PM2.5 dust particles in the air in Bangkok and surrounding areas exceeded the safety standard, averaging 39-71 micrograms per cubic metre on Wednesday (January 8), according to the report by the Pollution Control Department.

This situation is found throughout the country, and some places more disastrous!

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On 1/8/2020 at 11:33 PM, mickey rat said:

Previously studies had linked PM 2.5 pollution to a wide variety of maladies, ranging from heart attacks and strokes to asthma and dementia, however new research found associations with a total of nine disorders, including dementia, hypertension and kidney disease, making Thailand an ideal retirement destination! 👍

Looks like it's not so good for the liver either

 

"Prolonged PM2.5 exposure elevates risk of oxidative stress-driven nonalcoholic fatty liver disease" https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0891584918314473

 

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