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Pattaya authorities mobilise to fix air pollution problems

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Pattaya City officials are mobilising their departments to fight the region’s smog woes. Air pollution has plagued the Chon Buri province, along with Bangkok over recent months.

City Manager Chanatpong Sriviset chaired a special meeting last week to recap efforts taken over the prvious two weeks to combat the PM2.5 micron problem. The so-called PM2.5 is considered hazardous if more than 50 micrograms are measured within a cubic metre of air.

Pattaya’s air quality readings have exceeded readings of 100 for the past month, although they have returned to much lower readings this week.

City officials drafted eight action plans to curb dust involving Pattaya police and the departments of environment, public health, education, social development, tourism promotion and the City Manager’s Office.

Top of the list was getting smoke-belching vehicles off the road through aggressive patrols and ticketing. Trucks carrying dirt and rock also were stopped if their cargo wasn’t covered, according to the Pattaya Mail.

Construction sites were also targeted with contractors told to cover dirt piles and hose down their properties.

According to the Pattaya Mail report, city regulatory officers also were out to stop people from burning trash, leaves and other material outdoors, controlling ready-mix concrete and stop street vendors from barbecuing.

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Environmental workers were also dispatched to clean streets and parks, plant more trees and use natural methods to combat the man-made pollution.

Schools were told to spray down their playgrounds and closely monitor students for respiratory effects. Public health workers likewise stepped up monitoring of the elderly or infirm, distribute face masks and push barbecue restaurants to install filters on their vents.

Other departments were mobilised for public-relations efforts to advise tourists, tour operators and residents about activities that contribute to air pollution.

SOURCE: Pattaya Mail



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Poor air quality and smoke continue to dog Chiang Mai

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Chiang Mai continue to suffer from a smog and haze crisis. Residents are suffering the affects of the poor air quality for the second week in a row in the northern Thai city.

A high reading of 176 has been recorded just north of the city centre but the areas all around Chiang Mai are registering high readings recorded as ‘Unhealthy’ today (midday). The readings are on the cusp of starting to cause health problems for people with long-term exposure to the polluted air.

Poor air quality and smoke continue to dog Chiang Mai | News by The ThaigerThere are controlled plantation fires as well as some local scrub fires which are contributing to the city’s woes today. Helicopters are being used to stop the burning and bring the fires under control.

Random water spraying is also being conducted in the city area to limit the effect of PM 2.5 particles in the immediate air.

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Air quality for Thailand – February 22

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Central Thailand

Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.

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Northern Thailand

Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is not likely to be affected.

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Southern Thailand

Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.

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Air quality for Thailand – February 21

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Central Thailand

It is a great day to be active outside.

Air quality for Thailand – February 21 | News by The Thaiger

 

Northern Thailand

Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is not likely to be affected.

Air quality for Thailand – February 21 | News by The Thaiger

 

Southern Thailand

It is a great day to be active outside.

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