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22 areas of Bangkok found with excessive PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere today

Bangkok was blanketed with excessive PM2.5 dust yesterday, measuring between 55 and 90 microns per cubic metre (µg/m3), above Thailands “safe” threshold of 50. Air quality has improved slightly today, with only 22 areas found to have PM2.5 dust above … Continue reading

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Bangkok’s ranks world’s third worst air quality. Forecast to be bad for the rest of the week

Bangkok ended up recording the world’s third worst air quality on Air Visual, the air quality monitoring app, yesterday. Not a chart you want to be on top of. Meanwhile, the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority remains on high alert for a … Continue reading

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Air pollution soars in Thai capital, authorities issue warning

Authorities in Thailand’s capital warned people to wear face masks or stay indoors on Thursday after choking air pollution returned to Bangkok following months of clear air in one of the world’s top tourist destinations. The national Pollution Control Department … Continue reading

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Unsafe PM2.5 levels return

Fine dust was at unsafe levels in many districts of Bangkok and some districts in Samut Prakan and Samut Sakhon provinces. Pralong Damrongthai, director-general of the Pollution Control Department, said on Tuesday that the levels of particulate matter 2.5 micrometres … Continue reading

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Cooler air blamed for PM2.5 rise

A cloud of ultra-fine dust particles known as PM2.5 has returned to Bangkok due to cooler temperatures, with air quality indicators across the capital registering unhealthy levels of the harmful micro pollutant. According to the Pollution Control Department (PCD), the … Continue reading

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Air pollution rising again throughout greater Bangkok

Fine dust reached unhealthy levels in most areas of greater Bangkok over the past 24 hours and is likely to worsen on Friday, with the worst pollution in Bang Phlad and Din Daeng districts of the capital. The Pollution Control … Continue reading

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Bangkok chokes as pollution busting efforts falter

The small park in Bangkok’s Rama III district is mostly popular with runners circling its neatly trimmed garden track to the sound of birdsong. But on Thursday, they were joined by a convoy of fire trucks and half a dozen … Continue reading

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Bangkok schools closed over air pollution concerns

More than 400 schools in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, were shut for the rest of the week Wednesday due to increasing concern over dangerously unhealthy air pollution. Faced with public discontent as well as a possible health crisis, Police Gen. Asawin … Continue reading

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