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Chiang Mai experiences the world’s third worst air quality today

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Chiang Mai is ranked as the city with the third highest level of PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere today, measured at 128.2µg/m³, and an air quality index of 188 on the US AQI, according to the Geo-Informatics and Space Development Agency (GITSDA) and Iqair.com.


Only in Lahore city in Pakistan and New Delhi in India is the air quality worse than in Chiang Mai, with air their quality indices measured at 245 and 195 respectively.


Chiang Mai continues to be shrouded in thick smoke today, from raging forest fires in the province itself, in neighbouring provinces and also from transboundary smoke from Myanmar.


Caption: File photo : Chiang Mai


Full story: Thai PBS 2024-04-02


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While you are enjoying the "fresh" air most of the year, you have to start paying income taxes if you are a tax resident and get nothing for your money, no health care and no immigrant status.  Is that all worth it?

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