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Not just the farm smoke!

 

Bangkok has 9.7 million automobiles and motorbikes, a number the government says is eight times more than can be properly accommodated on existing roads. And those numbers are increasing by 700 additional cars and 400 motorbikes every day.

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30 minutes ago, PatOngo said:

Not just the farm smoke!

 

Bangkok has 9.7 million automobiles and motorbikes, a number the government says is eight times more than can be properly accommodated on existing roads. And those numbers are increasing by 700 additional cars and 400 motorbikes every day.

So when the wind is from the south (from over the Gulf) as it was last week, why is the air perfectly clean? Surely if the smog was due to traffic it would be permanent. 

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And that’s why there are (supposedly) so few cases of ConnerVirus©️😉 in Thailand. The polluted air acts like a giant sieve and the bad boys can’t get through.

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1 hour ago, Wiggy said:

So when the wind is from the south (from over the Gulf) as it was last week, why is the air perfectly clean? Surely if the smog was due to traffic it would be permanent. 

Just take deep breathes and don't think about it, Wiggy!

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2 hours ago, unsubscribe said:

As someone new to Thailand, how long has it been like this? Is there any hope for some sort of emissions control or mitigation strategy or are we all doomed to lung disease?

 

It has always been bad but many long-termers feel it is worse now than it used to be.

 

As far as hope goes that the situation will improve, to be frank, no

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3 hours ago, Wiggy said:

So when the wind is from the south (from over the Gulf) as it was last week, why is the air perfectly clean? Surely if the smog was due to traffic it would be permanent. 

I think because the wind last week was moving the air up and away from Bangkok.  At the moment the air is quite still, so the pollution is just staying in one place.

 

Let us hope for more wind.

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Who wants to count PM 2.5 ???
And the biggest joke is the waste of water by the sugar factory (to decrease PM 2.5 ... they say)!
They are killing us and these great politicians are wasting their time in Parliament (unfortunately without success)!
You are all invited to breathe some of our "healthy" air!

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30 minutes ago, 30la said:

You are all invited to breathe some of our "healthy" air!

Thank you. - Please, let me know where there is 'healthy' air in Thailand.

Near the Malaysian border? Or south of Phuket?

Because of the chimney you might be near Tak or Lampang?

Take care.

Yom

 

 

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3 hours ago, mickey rat said:

it's 183 AQI 2.5 PM in Hua Hin

 

Bangkok this morning had a 180 AQI reading on AirVisual when I woke up... which is one of the highest readings I've ever seen for BKK at large. The latest reading is showing 177. And the forecast is for AQI levels in BKK to remain in the unhealthy/red category for Tuesday to Thursday, at least.

 

Meanwhile the government is talking about spraying water into the air and sweeping the streets. Insanity rules the roost.

 

PS - Today is one of those kind of days when folks will find out whether any air purifiers they have in their homes are up to the task when things get very bad.

 

Mine has been running on high in the bedroom since yesterday, and is struggling to keep the room levels within the AQI 50 "good" range, just about making it if I don't open the door to other rooms, where the unfiltered air is around 165 AQI at present. 

 

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