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Thailand’s new air quality standard to become effective in June 2023




The National Environmental Board has approved the Pollution Control Department’s proposal to tighten the air quality safety standard by reducing the safe amount of PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere from an average 50 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m3) to 37.5 μg/m3 in any 24 hour period. The new standard will become effective on June 1st next year.


Pollution Control Department Director-General Attapol Charoenchansa said today (Tuesday) that the 50μg/m3 safety standard has been in use for more than ten years and it is about time to tighten standard, by being more stringent with emission controls, to improve the air quality and environment in Thailand for the sake public health.


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The safe average amount of PM2.5 in the atmosphere over a period of one year will be reduced from 25μg/m3 to 15μg/m3, expected to become effective in the next 2-3 months when the change is published in the Royal Gazette.


Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/thailands-new-air-quality-standard-to-become-effective-in-june-2023/



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Nothing will actually be done but officials can pat themselves on the back for the announcement.  With broiling chicken-sellers on every corner; renta-van-man slowing traffic to a standstill, the problem will continue to cause more annual deaths than traffic AND Covid deaths.

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On 5/24/2022 at 12:41 PM, Crossy said:

At least it's adjusted in the right direction 🙂 

Yeah, the rest of the universe have set the limit to 25 micrograms. So I guess it is an improvement.

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