Tag Archives: Thailand

Rainmakers consider seeding Bangkok sky as PM2.5 returns to ‘safe’ level

The Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation Department is preparing to seed clouds above Bangkok in an attempt to ease the capital’s smog problems. Haze has spread over the capital over the past few days, causing a health hazard for vulnerable … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Asia | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Bangkok’s air pollution level remains high

The Pollution Control Department warned on Thursday that unhealthy levels of particulate matter would continue to make life uncomfortable in Bangkok for a few more days, blaming it on weather conditions. The department reported the noon levels of particulate matter … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Asia | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Air Quality, Asia | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Bangkok residents brace for worse pollution

Bangkok’s air pollution which exceeds health safety levels has improved but it could worsen at the end of next month, according to the Department of Pollution Control (DPC). The pollution in the capital has improved after getting worse over the … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Asia | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Bangkok air pollution at harmful levels

Bangkok’s air pollution exceeded health safety levels on five of the last eight days, brought on by still and stagnant air, the Pollution Control Department reported on Thursday. The amount of fine particulates up to 2.5 micrometres in diameter had … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Asia | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Bangkok choked with air pollution: deputy governor

Bangkok’s busy business areas are being choked with air pollution, with concentrations of particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns (PM2.5) much higher than safe standards, Bangkok officials warned on Thursday. Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) deputy governor Suwanna Jungrungruang raised the … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Asia | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Lampang at risk from forest fire haze 

Residents of Muang district in Lampang have been urged to wear face masks to protect themselves against haze pollution as authorities step up efforts to stop forest fires near Doi Phra Bath. Healthcare workers are advising people on how to … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Asia | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

‘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

Posted in Air Quality, Asia | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment