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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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Urgent : Schools in Bangkok close as air pollution worsens

The Bangkok governor on Wednesday ordered the suspension of classes at 437 schools under Bangkok Metropolitan Administration for the safety of students after 26 zones in the capital were declared air pollution control areas. Aswin Kwanmuang said the suspension started … Continue reading

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Air pollution to rise again

Worsening dust pollution was forecast for the capital and nearby areas on Thursday with the wind that has dispersed much of the smog expected weaken in the afternoon. Unsafe PM2.5 levels were reported in the morning in Bangkok’s Bang Khunthian … Continue reading

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Two Bangkok schools cancel classes to protect students from air pollution

Two Bangkok schools have cancelled class for the rest of the week to protect their students from hazardous air pollution currently enveloping the city. Last night, Roong Aroon school in Bang Khun Thian district and Chulalongkorn University Demonstration School in … Continue reading

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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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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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