Tag Archives: Chiang Mai

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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Smog rings alarm bells in Chiang Mai

Amid ‘very dangerous’ air pollution, children and elderly told to stay inside The North continued to choke in smog, as air pollution level soared in an increasing number of hotspots after the end of the ban on burning. The level of … Continue reading

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Dangerous pollution spreads to Northeastern region

Air pollution from a high level of particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns (PM2.5) has continued to intensify. The problem is no longer limited to the Northern region, but also to the Northeast. Tak’s Mae Sot district was found to … Continue reading

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Bangkok chokes again on hazardous haze

Haze in Bangkok containing dust particles reached 82 microgrammes per cubic metre Monday, exceeding safe limits, according to the Pollution Control Department. The department on Monday reported four locations in the city affected by airborne particulates that exceeded the safe … Continue reading

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‘Dangerous’ air pollution in North

THE northern provinces of Lampang and Lamphun yesterday recorded dangerous levels of air pollution. The levels of small particle matter of up to 10 microns in diameter (PM10) were recorded at 143 and 157 micrograms per cubic metre in Lampang … Continue reading

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All-out efforts to fight smog

Singaporean air force joins mission as situation in northern provinces to worsen today; Army mobilising resources THAILAND mobilised all its resources yesterday to combat the haze crisis in the North, which threatens to be the worst in recent history, with … Continue reading

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Upper North struggles with smog

Most of the upper North has been covered in smog for about a week, with popular tourist destinations like Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai struggling with poor air quality. The polluted air reportedly causes skin and eye irritation as well … Continue reading

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Smog Shrouds North Thailand

A smog covering most of northern Thailand will stop the annual exodus of Songkran holiday makers in its tracks unless nature comes to the rescue. Northern provinces are in the grip of a health threatening smog caused by the wholesale … Continue reading

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