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Bangkok air gets even worse on Tuesday

By The Nation

 

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Photo Courtesy of the Jor Sor 100 radio station's Twitter account: Smog hovers over tall buildings on the bank of Chao Phraya River in Charoenkrung area as of 7.45am on Tuesday.

 

Greater Bangkok’s air pollution was severe on Tuesday morning, with 36 locations reporting the amount of PM2.5 (inhalable particles with diameters sized at 2.5 micrometres or smaller) rising beyond the safety limit of 50 micrograms of PM2.5 per cubic metre of air, with one area reaching as high as 113 micrograms.

 

The Pollution Control Department (PCD) said the situation in all areas with high PM2.5 levels  has to be "might not improve"   in the afternoon in the event of a breeze.

 

The breeze is too low to blow the dust away, but just enough to stir up dust toe make the affected are worsen in the afternoon on Tuesday.

 

The PCD daily PM2.5 update noted that at 7am, the worst air in the city was a roadside spot on Rama II in Samut Sakhon’s Muang district, which was flagged code-red with a reading of 113 micrograms. The next highest monitoring machine was a Kanchanapisek roadside spot in Bangkok’s Bang Khun Thien district at 75 micrograms, followed by a Rama II roadside spot in Bang Khunthien at 74 micrograms.

 

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Photo Courtesy of FM91 Traffic Pro radio station's Twitter account: The Bangkok skyline is covered in air pollution as of 7am on Tuesday.

 

Other areas reporting beyond-safe levels of PM2.5 included the Rama III-Charoenkrung roadside spot in Bangkok’s Bang Kho Laem district (71 micrograms), the tambon Song Khanong area of Samut Prakan’s Phra Pradaeng district (70 micrograms), and the tambon Nakhon Pathom of Nakhon Pathom’s Muang district (70 micrograms). As well, tambon Bang Sao Thong of Samut Prakan’s Bang Sao Thong district (69 micrograms), and tambon Om Noi of Samut Sakhon’s Krathum Ban district (69 micrograms) were just under 70 micrograms. 

 

The PCD urged people to refrain from using vehicles emitting dark exhaust, avoid outdoor burning, and reduce their use of personal cars. Those with health sensitivities, including children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with chronic illness should seek medical attention if they experience anything abnormal. 

 

People can get updates on air quality via the website air4thai.pcd.go.th and the phone app “air4thai”.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30363136

 

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Flew in from KL last night to BKK and you could see the brown layer and I could smell it coming through the air vent above my seat.

Outside the airport the smell was still there so bad you could taste it.

 

The thing about smells is that the brain switches off after a while so if you live amongst this mess you stop noticing it.

 

The seas are already wrecked and the air is going the same way...

 

I saw a headline the other day saying that visitors to Bali will be taxed because of the pollution in the sea. ......TOTALLY insane. The tourists don't make the mess the locals do.

If the thai Gov see that tax idea they will pounce on it straight away... pesky tourists polluting the sky in Bangkok and sea in Pattaya.............

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Just now, lonewolf99 said:

you could see the brown layer and I could smell it coming through the air vent above my seat.

Outside the airport the smell was still there so bad you could taste it.

 

You sure that wasn't New Delhi ?

 

 

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

The PCD urged people to refrain from using vehicles emitting dark exhaust,

Meanwhile as this lot fiddle a lot of commercial radio stations in Hengland are broadcasting reminders adverts of the forthcoming ULEZ coming to London April this year where buses , trucks , vans and other commercial vehicles over 3.5 tonnes that don't meet the latest Euro 6 emission standard will be subject to a £100 a day entrance charge .. 24/7 , 365 days a year .. What chance that coming here .? Bangkok and other Thai city's will continue to choke on traffic fumes .. 

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The WHO which is made up of experts in the field of international health have a 25 microgram limit as maximum for safe air with PM2.5.. 

 

Why does this government in Thailand have their so called experts state that the safe limit is 50, and disregard the international level of 25? This fudged safety level is putting everyone's health at higher risk by stating that this unsafe air, as being acceptable if the quality is under 50 micrograms per cubic metre of air. Scandalous.. 

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