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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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Smoke-laced smog envelops Phuket

Phuket awakes today enveloped by an eerie sea of smoke-laced mist and smog – a combination of light winds, smoke blowing up the Malacca Strait from the Indonesian plantation fires and low seasonal cloud. The conditions have reduced visibility generally … Continue reading

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Southern Thailand smog well above safe levels

Hat Yai, the main city in Songkhla, has been among the worst hit by the smog engulfing parts of southern Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Borneo. The business district of Hat Yai has been hard … Continue reading

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Indonesian government under pressure to stamp out toxic haze

Rampant forest fires are causing polluting smog to travel to neighbouring Malaysia and Singapore, sending air quality plummeting in Southeast Asia Indonesian leader Joko Widodo warned Tuesday that officials would be sacked if they failed to stamp out rampant forest … Continue reading

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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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