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Welcome to Thailand.   1) Turn on a good quality air purifier with HEPA filter 2) PM2.5 indoor detector/monitor will tell you when the air quality is bad 3) Seal up your doors and

Change is taking place Yom, slowly but surely, a few years ago there was no burning ban and people couldn't care less. Today there are bans and people are starting to care, it's not perfect but it is 

I wish moving to the sea was an option but all the sub forums are now having the same discussions. It's 157 in Jomtien today and the air has been terrible for days. I think record warmer weather has m

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Masks   -   PM2.5  -  Covid


... it is reasonable to consider China KN95, AS/NZ P2, Korea 1st Class,

and Japan DS2 FFRs as “similar” to US NIOSH N95 and European FFP2

respirators, for filtering non-oil-based particles such as those resulting from

wildfires, PM 2.5 air pollution, volcanic eruptions, or bioaerosols (e.g. viruses).

(see also attached PDF)




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November 28   -   20:00

Northern Thailand


and the over all picture becomes more





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November 30   -   20:00


At night north of Phrae increasing PM2.5-numbers,

now  AQI 140. - No wonder considering these fires,

especially in the Yom valley and in Chiang Rai / Mae Sai.

Chiang Mai & Lampang seem to be ok.

image.png.9bc1fcd9823387f7a3797cfa22db1bb1.png Phrae

image.png.5e70fc22e7463b382964b8f0f414562e.png CR


image.png.6dafa01f3f7f04c6da6d4f90168b9c9a.png CM

image.png.582eef48e37bd1dfdca0ec5493389f74.png Lampang


The North:



I'm not sure dear Khun Prayut Chan-o-cha

is reading Thaivisa. - He better should.

"So, 'what the hell are they burning in 2563

in Phrae and in Chiang Rai and in Mae Sai?'

*  Fired!  All Governors!  *







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Thanks, VocalNeal. This is pleasant.

Good governor in Phayao?


The last years it was 'better' than today in Phrae province.


May be  I wrote this already:

One positive trend that showed up in the satellite data this year was a reduction in fire activity in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. The two states have seen fire counts drop every year since 2016, likely because of increased enforcement of bans on paddy burning. In fact ...  





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December 8   -   19:00



To everything - There is a season -
And a time to every purpose, under heaven


I would suggest it's high time to get an

air purifier, a PM2.5-meter and a N95-mask

(there are several threads on ThaiVisa)



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