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Hazy Days: Off-the-charts pollution in the City of Angels is making the citizens quite ill

-17 °C

A quaint headline in today’s free daily, the Daily Xpress. Actually it wasn’t much of a story – Bangkok has more than twice as much particulate pollution as anywhere else in Thailand, gasp! (Cough, splutter.) Bangkok has 2.5 million cars, the rest of the country 3.9 million.

Here's a main road (Rama I) in Bangkok, with the Skytrain running above it:

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Last weekend the concentration of PM10s reached 206 μg/m3 in Din Daeng and 140 μg/m3 in Bang Kungthien; the government’s defined ‘safe’ level is 120 μg/m3. Concentrations rise when the weather is cool, relatively speaking, as it has been. Like many others, I’ve been wearing a mask in the street.

See cleanairnet for up-to-date information.

Posted by Wardsan 09:04 Archived in Thailand

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