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Air pollution soars across most of Bangkok

  THE Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) said at noon today (Nov. 10) satellite data appearing on its “Dust Check” application showed that dangerous particles in the air known as PM 2.5 had soared in 48 of 50 Bangkok districts and exceeded the red code, which is 90 micrograms per cubic metre (µg/m³),

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High PM2.5 pollution levels in 40 provinces, over 1,000 hotspots

  THE Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) said while nationwide hotspots had reduced to 1,096 yesterday (Apr. 14) PM.2.5, tiny particulate matter that can dangerously clog lungs, exceeded the standard in more than 40 provinces, Naewna newspaper said this afternoon (Apr. 15). Data from Suomi NPP satellite also showed hotspots in neighbouring countries

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Air pollution cost Thai economy 4.616 trillion baht in 2019: Academic

  A KASETSART University professor said in a research paper that air pollution from PM2.5 particles caused 2.173 trillion baht economic damage to Thai households in 2019 and if all pollutants (PM10, PM2.5, CO, NOx, NO2) are included the total soared to 4.616 trillion baht, Matichon newspaper said today (Feb. 23). Mr. Wissanu Attawanich, an

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Artificial rainmaking for the North to alleviate PM2.5 pollution

  WITH air pollution in Chiang Mai and the rest of the northern region having deteriorated from mid-January onwards, artificial rainmaking operation is now starting to help reduce the unhealthy air, Matichon newspaper said this afternoon (Feb. 3). Mr. Supit Pitaktham, deputy chief of the Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation Department, said after visiting Chiang

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‘I feel my eyes burn’: Thailand says stay indoors as air pollution spikes

  By Reuters and published by US News & World Report AIR POLLUTION in Bangkok and neighbouring Thai provinces spiked past safe levels on Thursday (Feb. 2), prompting authorities to urge people to stay indoors and avoid strenuous outdoor activity. The concentration of small and hazardous airborne particles known as PM2.5 in the capital was

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Bangkok residents advised to stay indoors as air quality hits unhealthy levels 

  By Channel News Asia THE AIR quality in Bangkok has hit unhealthy levels with residents in the Thai capital and nearby provinces advised to avoid or reduce outdoor activities on Friday and Saturday, according to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on Thursday (Jan 26). .In a statement on Facebook, BMA’s Environment Department said unhealthy

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