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Respiratory problems raise concerns in Phitsanulok

By The Nation

 

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The Phitsanulok Provincial Health Office reported on Wednesday (January 22) that the level of pollutants in the air had risen to 57- 92 micrograms per cubic metre (µg/m3), exceeding the official standard of 50mcg per cubic metre and far beyond the WHO standard of 25mcg.

 

As of January 20, 3,516 persons had suffered respiratory problems caused by air pollution in nine districts of the province this year, including 742 in Mueng district and 692 in WangThong district. The record shows there were 15,432 persons with respiratory problems in 2019.

 

The office has instructed related agencies to monitor the spread of respiratory sickness among people in the province, while health officials and volunteers will advise precautionary measures against the PM 2.5 dust particle, especially to the elderly.

 

Piya Siriluk, a doctor in Phitsanulok, warned people to reduce or stop activities that may lead to dust rising into the air.

 

Many in the province are using mist sprayers to alleviate the problem of dust coming from construction sites and traffics in nearby areas.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30380936

 

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Symptoms of that new killer virus: " ...the novel coronavirus are mainly fever, health officials said, with some experiencing coughing, tightness of the chest and shortness of breath."

Other than the fever, given current air quality in so many areas of Thailand...... can't tell the sugar cane from the trees...

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As always, try to margin a national problem in one place!
What can you expect from a government that is unable or unwilling to solve the country's big problems: overrated Baht, road deaths, air emergency, waste emergency, growing crime, and many more!

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1 hour ago, RichardColeman said:

Stay home, drink beer, watch soap

Get fat

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2 hours ago, RichardColeman said:

Stay home, drink beer, watch soap

Delete watch soap I'm in full agreement.

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And add unregulated pumping and water  use by the big companies adding to drought

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1 hour ago, Jimbo2014 said:

Just the ones reported.  But hey dont worry, these people will be happy to know those big multinationals are making a fortune of cheap land clearance by crop burn.  Thats what matters to this government!

Yes, and the powers that be are making huge investments in expanding the current system based on burning and greed. The solution: Close the schools that'll fix it! 😉

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9 minutes ago, mickey rat said:

 Close the schools that'll fix it! 😉

Might as well they dont learn nothing in there

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Just read an article on fb of some hiso douche saying pm2.5 doesnt effect people at all, only the really sick. Sort of dragging out what the PM said a few days ago. Im happy now because i thought the worlds scientists had got it wrong. Thanks Thais for being almighty know it all saviour's. What would we do with out you. My happiness index is off the charts🤣

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Fancy a nice breath of fresh air? Don't come to Cha Am. Despite the sea breezes, the air pollution in our little resort today is only marginally worse than in Pintsanulok and far worse than Big Mango's.

 

For the last seven hours the AQI measurement here has been an "unhealthy" 151, compared with Pitsanulok's 153 and Bangkok's 120. Our deadly PM 2.5 count is far outstrip's the capital's at 56.2, according to AirVisual's stats.

 

Yet local officials continue to sit on their backsides as residents and tourists are left gasping by the toxic fallout from local idiots blithely burning household rubbish, crop stubble and builing site debris.

 

One wonders how many international tourist companies are aware how unhealthy the air in Cha Am and neighbouring Gulf resorts has become. Maybe we should start telling them - and watch the resulting TAT-ifilarious panic as tourist numbers nosedive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Where I live they burn tyres and plastic bags

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