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Up North we enjoyed 'bad air' since December 2019 ?

Isan seems to be ok?

But, where does this dirt comes from?

 

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Just to keep you informed , 

    There's a Virus situation in every some where , including Esan .

     I dont  know about air pollution , i never go out , isolated forever..

 

 

 

 

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18 minutes ago, elliss said:

Just to keep you informed , 

    There's a Virus situation in every some where , including Esan .

     I dont  know about air pollution , i never go out , isolated forever..

 

 

 

 

So you never open window or door? Or only guess your AC filter is great!

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2 minutes ago, 2 is 1 said:

So you never open window or door? Or only guess your AC filter is great!

 

 FYI .

 if you can afford AC ,  one should not open window or door .

 Isolate,  You know it makes sense . 

     

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12 hours ago, elliss said:

 I dont  know about air pollution , i never go out , isolated forever..

You're joking? - Splendid Isolation.

Some say, air pollution might be much worse than Covid.

Please pay attention that AC doesn't protect against particulate matter.

An air purifier does. A face mask N95 too.

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12 hours ago, 2 is 1 said:

so look north what is there

I'm not sure, at least these days.

The map shows PM2.5. The winds are blowing into Laos and Vietnam.

Some days you get the 'exhaust air' from the powerplant Mae Sot

near Tak. But are there 'sources' in Isan too?

 

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Northern Thailand has been one of the top areas for airpolution in the world although this is not a fault of the Thai industry , it is from China , there are numerous reports available online, and the burning of cane and rice fields contributed to this along with the production of charcoal 

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Where I live south of Khon Kaen there seems to be no air in the air, if you can understand this.
There is blue sky, some clouds, a breeze, 40C but when you breathe in where is the oxygen ?

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12 hours ago, Welshpete said:

it is from China

I suppose, this is correct and not.

Usually the winds in the wintertime are blowing the China smog into Vietnam, Laos

and Thailand. - Thanks God (and 'thanks' Nino/LaNina?) not in 2019 and 2020.

 

Most of our smog in 2020 has been produced by neighbouring countries (yes, really!)

and also came travelling from India via Bangladesh/Myanmar.

OK, there is traffic exhaust too, especially in Chiang Mai. Then there are two powerplants

in Mae Moh/Lampang and Mae Sot/Tak. They use the local lignite mines. Lignite is a

really bad air polluter.

 

And of course there have been many, many forest fires inside Thailand too,

garbage fires, slash and burn etc.

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, Yom said:

Most of our smog in 2020 has been produced by neighbouring countries (yes, really!)

and also came travelling from India via Bangladesh/Myanmar.

This agrees with my observations and monitoring, I am outside Udon Thani, the worse pollution occurs when the wind is out of the South, it brings not only local burning but the pollution from India etc. The AQI has been good for the last couple of weeks.

When the AQI is bad in season, a wind direction change from the West brings in much cleaner air, the dirty dusty cities are another story, they recycle there own pollutants as streets are rarely cleaned and there are a lot dirty polluting vehicles.

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Issan is a very large area. Too large for there to be a generalization. Get away from the cities and from the sugarcane farms and this is the kind of air one can enjoy. I regard this a normal for this area, which some 25kms east of Sakon Nakhon.

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8 minutes ago, Moonlover said:

Our province, Sakon Nakhon has only had one case of C19 and that was about 120 kms away from us. I've been out everyday without mask and do not feel in the least bit concerned

Same where I am, very few cases, never worn a mask, don't feel the need to deprive my body of oxygen and re-breathe CO2 for no reason other than it further drives the vaccine "agenda"

As you state, outside the urban areas air is generally very good, we have been <20 aqi for a few weeks now, if you look at monitored areas it will be much higher than that!

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     I don't know where Isan is o.k. as far as air quality goes. It's not where we live. Besides the seasonal pollution such as the burning of the cane fields and the clearing of the rice fields, our neighbors are constantly burning. I swear they get up in the morning and say to themselves, "what can I burn today?". Then there's the charcoal kilns, seems like everyone but me has one in the back yard. I will say, though, that the local authorities (Testsaban) are very sympathetic and do send their people out to investigate when a complaint is filed. It just seems that no one is ever burning when they come. 

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