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Respiratory problems on the rise in Phayao as field burning continues

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Pollution masks in spotlight

There is little evidence to suggest masks and air filtration devices work, according to a pollution expert from the University of New South Wales.

It comes as the Federal Government announced $5 million dollars for bushfire-related health research, including smoke exposure and the mental health impacts of fires on affected communities.

Professor Guy Marks has gathered two dozen experts to take part in world-leading research into the effects of smoke pollution.

His team will assess the effectiveness of smoke masks and track the consequences of exposure to smoke on those who are pregnant or have a heart condition.



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In past years the smoke in Phayao has been less than the surrounding areas but this year it has been consistently higher. Friends have had to go to the hospital as a result. 


My question is what the heck is happening in Phrao? The air quality numbers there are terrible.

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On 1/29/2020 at 9:26 AM, phantomfiddler said:

In Thailand you cannot change old habits. I bough a potato chipping machine for my staff that would have produced 15 french fries with one stroke of the handle, but would they use it ? Not a chance !

So have you cashed your chips in, of course upside of the smoke deter tourists bearing viruses

Edited by RubbaJohnny

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