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Pattaya: Deputy mayor tells Thai media Pattaya is "dangerous" right now due to air pollution

 

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Pattaya's deputy mayor has admitted that the resort is dangerous to health right now.

 

The amount of PM 2.5 in the air is at harmful levels, said Manot Nongyai in an interview with 77kaosod.

 

During the long holiday weekend the situation was worse on Friday with readings over 100 but it was better on Monday just over 50.

 

He blamed smoke coming in from nearby areas and car exhausts. 

 

In areas where there were more cars the situation was worse. It was the dry season, he said.

 

He urged people in the Pattaya area not to make fires of trash and not to contribute to the problem by putting more dust in the air by tidying up. 

 

77kaosod said the problem was plain to see in views from the top of Phra Tamnak Hill. They said that on Monday much of the resort was blanketed in this smoky haze while the weather was hot again.

 

They advised mask wearing as prolonged exposure to the smaze could cause eye and nose irritation and other complaints.

 

Source: 77kaoded

 

 

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28 minutes ago, webfact said:

not to contribute to the problem by putting more dust in the air by tidying up. 

Unbelievable comment. Unfortunately, the poor man probably means it.

Thanks goodness my cleaning team does not work in Pattaya.

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

 

In areas where there were more cars the situation was worse. It was the dry season, he said

 

Well there you go then .. people should only get their motors out on rainy days .. sorted ..

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We arnt even into the main burning season yet.  This is just the pre-burning season.  Wait until Jan to March.  Not sure how the government thinks its going to attract "Premium Tourists" if they have to strap on a respirator to simply survive?

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43 minutes ago, Jimbo2014 said:

Not sure how the government thinks its going to attract "Premium Tourists" if they have to strap on a respirator to simply survive?

Premium tourists coming from Premium air quality cities such as New Delhi, Lahore and Dhaka will greet Pattaya's dangerous pm2.5 level of 150s as "a breath of fresh air "

Air pollution in India caused 1.2 million deaths last year — Quartz

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