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PM2.5 count hits 462 in Chiang Rai

By The Nation

 

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The level of PM2.5 dust particles in the air in the North topped 400 micrograms per cubic metre on Friday (March 13).

 

The Pollution Control Department recorded 462mcg in Chiang Rai province and 361mcg in Mae Hong Son.

 

The AirVisual application put the dust level in downtown Chiang Mai around 200mcg on Friday morning, high enough to keep it at No 1 on the app’s list of the world’s most polluted cities.

 

The Asean Specialised Meteorological Centre noted that the number of forest fire hotspots in the Thai North had not risen from 200, so the haze there was likely coming from Myanmar and Laos.

 

Thalearngsak Petchsuwan of the Pollution Control Department nevertheless said wildfires in Thailand had to be extinguished to lower the pollution level and he urged the Army and the ministries of Interior and Natural Resources and Environment to act.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30384007

 

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38 minutes ago, Puchaiyank said:

I smell opportunity here!  Buying air purifiers on the cheap and price gouging when selling...

You won't get any business from people who shop on Lazada.

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10 minutes ago, Bassosa said:

100% a local Thai problem, please don't believe the lies.

You wish? depends where you are located. The locals certainly do all they can to enhance the issue it has to be said!

Look at the map and where the pollution blows in from. https://www.ventusky.com/?p=17.28;102.80;6&l=pm25

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More fires this year in the hills west of Hang Dong. Last year that area didn't seem to have such a problem. Fires in Chiang Dao, Phrao , Lampang and just about everywhere else. Seems like this year is a free for all.

It is on the bottom of the priority list for govt if it even made the list at all.

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5 hours ago, damascase said:

Today the air is very thick here in CR you could almost cut it. Drying your laundry outdoors results in a strong smell of smoke from it. 
We badly need some rain to get rid of the worst.

U don't need rain.

U need a change of attitude among farmers etc.

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7 minutes ago, TheFishman1 said:

 Every year it’s getting worse what the heck is the government doing to help as in the north TIT

I presume that is a rhetorical question because we all know the answer.

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