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Excessive PM2.5 dust found in the atmosphere of 22 areas of Bangkok today

 

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Air quality in Bangkok today has improved slightly, compared to yesterday, with only 22 areas found to have PM2.5 dust exceeding the 50-micron safety threshold.

 

The whole of Bangkok was blanketed with excessive PM2.5 dust on Tuesday, measuring between 55 and 90 microns.

 

According to the Pollution Control Department (PCD), the levels of PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere today were measured between 38 and 79 microns, with excessive dust in 22 areas, including Lat Phrao Soi 95 in Wang Thong Lang district which recorded the highest level at 79 microns.

 

City Hall spokesman Pongsakorn Kwanmuang said today that several private schools in Bangkok could not suspend classes because their students are in the middle of final exams and students have been told to wear face masks to school.

 

Areas with excessive PM2.5 dust today include:

 

  • Tambon Hirunrujee in Thon Buri district
  • Kanchanapisek Road in Bang Khun Thian district
  • Tambon Bang Na in Bang Na District
  • Tambon Khlong Chan in Bang Kapi district
  • Tambon Din Daeng in Din Daeng district
  • Tambon Chong Nonsee in Yan Nawa district
  • Rama IV Road in Pathumwan district
  • Intharapitak Road in Thon Buri district
  • Lat Phrao Road in Wang Thong Lang district
  • Din Daeng Road in Din Daeng district
  • Tambon Plabpla in Wang Thong Lang district
  • Tambon Bang Kruay in Bang Kruay district of Nonthaburi

 

Source: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/excessive-pm2-5-dust-found-in-the-atmosphere-of-22-areas-of-bangkok-today/

 

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3 hours ago, YetAnother said:

not some big accomplishment ; and thailand , obviously a world leader in air pollution expertise , just decided to overlook the WHO standard of 25 ( who A R E world leaders in expertise ) and set their own standard at 2 X (50); brilliant

I think there are different ways of measuring it depending on where you are. What is 25 in one country might be 50 in another. 

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There seems to be no news in the world other than the lousy Bangkok air and the Corona ...
BORING ....

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The air quality in Chiangmai is terrible the PM is higher than hell and I think they should ban farmers fine then arrest them put them in jail but we live here so they’ll do absolutely nothing TIT

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11 hours ago, Wiggy said:

I think there are different ways of measuring it depending on where you are. What is 25 in one country might be 50 in another. 

Wrong... a micron is a micron where ever you live.
What differs is the level at which a country deems is a "safe limit" 

WHO has the internationally recognised standard.

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1 hour ago, TheFishman1 said:

The air quality in Chiangmai is terrible the PM is higher than hell and I think they should ban farmers fine then arrest them put them in jail but we live here so they’ll do absolutely nothing TIT

The government sets the figure for the amount of sugar cane that can be burnt and processed.  The government is in full control.  I think they allow 50% of sugar cane to be burnt and processed.  Simply reducing this figure will reduce the burning immediately.  The farmer will not burn if they cannot sell the sugar cane.

Even Brazil has banned the burning of sugar cane.  Burning is a third world's way of producing sugar.  When will Thailand lose its Third world mentality?

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1 hour ago, hotchilli said:

Wrong... a micron is a micron where ever you live.
What differs is the level at which a country deems is a "safe limit" 

WHO has the internationally recognised standard.

Yes, that's what I meant. Obviously something that is 2.5 microns in size is the same everywhere. 

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3 hours ago, 30la said:

There seems to be no news in the world other than the lousy Bangkok air and the Corona ...
BORING ....

Welcome to Life! 🙂 

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sad thing is, they know this for what now, years, decades and do absolute nothing...too busy with other things to fill their own selfish pockets

 

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Their way of fixing it,,,,,, "wait for the rain"

Tuesday is the worst I have seen it out Bangna way

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5 hours ago, George Aylesham said:

My suburb of Chiang Mai - this morning AQI:217!

Dear George, worry not, as I drove round the moat at lunchtime,  my perambulations were impeded by tankers and fire engines spraying fine droplets of water into the air which as we know is critical to clearing the atmosphere of pm 2.5 particles. Seeing them spraying so magistically, I removed my N95 mask and hurled it into the moat accompanied by cheers from my companions who later proposed a toast to our great leaders. One who tentatively suggested the fire engines would be better deployed putting the bloody fires out was accused of false thinking and sent to Coventry.

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