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Chiang Mai: Haze grips city as Doi Suthep disappears from view - #4 worst in world
 
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Sanook reported yesterday that the haze and PM 2.5 particulate matter from fires and crop burning in Chiang Mai was back at crisis levels.
 
An international index of the worst polluted cities in the world, iqair.com, listed Chiang Mai in fourth ahead of Beijing in fifth.
 
The first three places were taken by Lahore, Delhi and Kabul.
 
This placed Chiang Mai in the dangerous red zone as residents experienced stinging eyes and nasal problems, they said.
 
The Chang Pheuak area recorded 86 micrograms of particulate matter per cubic meter, Muang district was 83 and Doi Suthep was 98.
 
The media said that the hills of Doi Suthep - a familiar sight from the downtown area on clear days - had completely disappeared from view so bad was the haze. 
 
Source: Sanook
 
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1 hour ago, keith101 said:

Same same every year nothing changes .

what changes is the # of days that the air is bad... not too far out of town and they are very strict abt no burning... there is an inversion this time of year, there will be bad days for sure.. 

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This burning/smoke nonsense should just be pinned and the mods change the year. simple. The fact is, Nothing is going to change.

 

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5 hours ago, Captain_Bob said:

it isn't a Chiang Mai issue it's a whole region.

No it isn't the whole region. This NE Issan right now.

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6 hours ago, Captain_Bob said:

More fake (or at least very misleading and inaccurate) "news". Yep it's hazy just like every year around late-Feb until somewhere in April with a few decent rains. But this list of "most polluted city in the world" is mostly B.S. and anyway, if there's smoke and haze in CM there probably also is anywhere in SE Asia during "burn season". In short - it isn't a Chiang Mai issue it's a whole region. Unfortunately there is next to zero reporting of air quality in neighboring Burma and Laos where it's easily just as bad or worse. 

I didn't know De Nile flowed through Chiang Mai.

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2 hours ago, BritManToo said:

Meanwhile in the hills, not too far out of town, last Saturday.

 

 Preparing for the mushroom season???

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1 hour ago, BostonRob2 said:

I didn't know De Nile flowed through Chiang Mai.

 

Last few days, pm2.5 concentrations have been poor, & air quality here is bad once the rains finish, but those "league tables" are BS.

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9 hours ago, webfact said:

This placed Chiang Mai in the dangerous red zone as residents experienced stinging eyes and nasal problems, they said.

Sack the governor... easy solution.

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11 hours ago, keith101 said:

Same same every year nothing changes .

Only it keeps getting worse! Should be a big boom for the tourism sector. Most polluted city top ten year in and year out.🥵 Feild burning tours will be very popular. 😆

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16 minutes ago, koolkarl said:

It affects all of SE Asia.  Burning fields at this time of year make the problem worse.  All of Thailand has consistent air

pollution.


Rubbish. 
Natai Beach in Phangnga has consistent good air. 
Got me stuffed why anyone would chose to live in CM
 

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15 hours ago, webfact said:

Chiang Mai: Haze grips city as Doi Suthep disappears from view - #4 worst in world

There would probably be less haze if the officials would stop spewing hot air about how they are going to solve the haze problem by talking about it every year.

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Horrible Sue the government for not taking care of the environment .Publicise globally  .All the images of Thai will be superseded Bad luck TAT  No one want to see or breathe cancer air .

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9 hours ago, koolkarl said:

I would suggest that anyone who has lived

in CM area for at least 10 years, to get a lung x ray and then you may wake up. 

30 years here, annual lung check with physical exam at Singapore General Hospital.  Lungs normal every year.  Normal for my age.

 

I am not saying the air here is okay.

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8 hours ago, Natai Beach said:

He was elected by the people. 

Getting elected and then doing what you promised are two different things... if he's destroying the health of the locals then un-elect him.

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