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Bangkok enveloped in bad smog Friday

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Get out the anti-pollution masks and turn on the air purifier, air pollution in Bangkok is at unhealthy levels. 64 locations in Bangkok were reported with high levels of the air pollutant PM2.5, according to the Pollution Control Department.

As a cold weather front in China weakens, air circulation is also slowing down, causing dust to accumulate and drop to a lower altitude, according to the director-general of the Pollution Control Department. A north east monsoonal airflow blows a lot of the smoke from burn-offs and agricultural activity in Thailand’s north, south and south westerly.

Bangkok is just in the flow of the winds from up north. Drivers are advised not to keep the vehicle’s engines running while parked. Farmers are also asked not to burn farm wastes in open fields.

Everyone should reduce outdoor activities, he says. 64 areas in Bangkok recorded the dust particles reaching unhealthy levels. The highest PM 2.5 levels were reported in Amphoe Muang of Samut Sakhon and were classified as “very unhealthy.”

 

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  1. Fred glue

    Friday, January 15, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    Asia do not care about air pollution, Australia has its fair share too, you can save this same old story for 200 years. No need too send a reporter, it’s the same all the time, month after month, year after year.
    Not one person on this planet cares about air pollution. Me -2, but that is not right.. everyone talks too have clean air. What do we do ! We double it each time. Just madness,,,, ?

  2. Sierra

    Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 8:49 am

    Parts of Bangkok are pushing 400 aqi this morning. That’s a national disgrace. Horrendous. Years of neglect for basic health have resulted in this utter debarcle. Rampant crop burning, sales of poor quality diesel cars, unmonitored factories. The end result is a toxic unlivable country. Billions are lost to tourism, health, productivity and environmental damage.

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