Phuket air pollution back to safe level

PHUKET: Air pollution levels in Phuket have dropped back down to safe levels today, following the Indonesian haze descending on Phuket this week.

“The 24-hour average was down to 89 micrograms [PM10] per cubic meter, which is already within safe limits,” said Pornsri Suthanarak, the director of the Regional Environmental Office.

Average air pollution levels climbed up to 201 earlier this week, causing delays at Phuket International Airport and forcing local government bodies to hand out face masks to the elderly and infirm and others affected by the haze. (video story here).

Indonesian Consul Triyogo Jatmiko met with Phuket Governor Chamroen Tipayapongtada yesterday to detail what efforts were being made to put out the Indonesian forest fires that continue to belch the thick haze over the region (story here).

— Kongleaphy Keam

Phuket News

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