Category Archives: Air Quality

Air pollution alert for Friday

Air pollution is expected to get worse in Bangkok on Friday following a slight improvement in weather conditions on Thursday. Fewer locations reported fine particle dust higher than safe levels on Thursday, while the Thai Meteorological Department issued a warning … Continue reading

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Air pollution becomes Afghanistan’s silent killer

From a distance, giant khaki blankets appear to smother Kabul’s spectacular mountainside. Visitors may even be enthralled by the phenomenon. Only when near the suburbs, however, do they realize the enveloping layer is thick smog of dirt and fumes. A … Continue reading

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Smog blankets Bangkok as experts warn of serious threat to public health

Bangkok has been engulfed by smog for the past few days as experts warn of the threat to public health if the unhealthy air quality levels persist. The authorities must take the air pollution problem in the Thai capital seriously … Continue reading

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Air pollution ‘as bad as smoking in increasing risk of miscarriage’

Scientists called study’s findings upsetting and said toxic air must be cut Air pollution is as bad for pregnant women as smoking in raising the risk of miscarriage, according to a scientific study. They said the finding was upsetting and that … Continue reading

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Haze returns to city as long holiday ends

Air pollution caused by dust is set to worsen again in the capital, the Pollution Control Department (PCD) has warned. The ultrafine dust returned to Bangkok on Sunday, with 21 areas reporting air pollution exceeding the “safety limits”, according to … Continue reading

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Study finds that severe air pollution affects the productivity of workers

Economists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have completed an extensive study revealing that exposure to air pollution over several weeks is not just unhealthy, it can also reduce employee productivity.   Associate Professor Alberto Salvo from the Department … Continue reading

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Delhi air pollution surges to emergency levels

Air quality index at 12 times US government-recommended level and visibility low Delhi residents woke to a thick, grey smog on Thursday as air pollution in the Indian capital surged to emergency levels. The state-run Central Pollution Control Board’s air … Continue reading

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China’s war on particulate air pollution is causing more severe ozone pollution

PM 2.5 pollution is falling but ground-level ozone pollution is on the rise In early 2013, the Chinese government declared a war on air pollution and began instituting stringent policies to regulate the emissions of fine particulate matter, a pollutant … Continue reading

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