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Haze causes thousands to fall ill in North

More than 8,600 residents in northern Thailand have sought treatment for haze-related respiratory illnesses since January, according to the National Health Security Office (NHSO). Since February, air concentrations of PM2.5 pollutants in the northern provinces have soared beyond the safe … Continue reading

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Northern Thailand’s Air Quality Index Reaches Extremely Hazardous Levels

The worst air quality was in Chiang Rai where the air quality index (AQI) in tambon Wiang Phang Kham in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai stands at 316. Provincial Governors in Northern Thailand are being urged to step up measures against … Continue reading

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Week kicks off with more choking haze and cancelled flights in the north

From Nan to Mae Hong Son, Phrae, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, choking smog continues to be a persistent problem and part of daily life in the North, where more than 400 brushfire hotspots have now been identified. Most of … 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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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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