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Chiang Mai covered in smoke for the 4th day

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CHIANG MAI: -- Most parts of Chiang Mai have been covered by smoke haze for the fourth consecutive day today (Friday) and the problem is affecting both locals and tourists.

A survey of the air quality at the provincial hall shows the amount of airborne dust particles at 125 microgramme/one cubic metre and 120 mocrogramme/one cubic metre in the centre of the town.

The smoke haze was caused by forest fires which, until Friday, were reported at 70 points in MaeChaem, Om Koi, Hod, Doi Tao and Mae Wang districts to the south of the province and in Chaiprakarn, Mae Taeng, Prao and Chiang Dao districts to the north.

It was reported that over 1,000 people had already been treated with respiratory problem.

Source: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/chiang-mai-covered-smoke-4th-day/

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-- Thai PBS 2014-03-14

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So what, T.I.T. Lots of talk, never ever change. Third world and always will be. No matter how many shopping malls they build!

Same in USA, UK and many Western countries. UK is being taken to court by EU because air quality is so bad. Air and drinking water pollution in USA and UK and well over safe limits in may areas. No matter how many shopping malls UK and USA build, the air and water quality is still shocking in places. SO not just a Thai problem, as many Thai bashers like to claim.

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According to a 2009 report, around "60 percent of Americans live in areas where air pollution has reached unhealthy levels that can make people sick". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_pollution_in_the_United_States

Sure puts Chiang Mai's air pollution into perspective. But many Americans don't like to admit they have problems in the good old US of A. Much better to bash Thailand and pretend allis well back home.

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Glad that i dont live there, but would never consider it as i love the Sea .....

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Glad that i dont live there, but would never consider it as i love the Sea .....

You mean the radioactive sea along the California coast. LOL. I'd prefer the Chiang Mia smoke to the radioactive sea around California.

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Don't worry, people.

We have been told by the Thai Authorities, It's not cancerous.

Don't you believe them?

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They should tell Yingluck that each time she visits, can she please leave that black cloud that follows her around 24/7 ......back at BKK.

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So what, T.I.T. Lots of talk, never ever change. Third world and always will be. No matter how many shopping malls they build!

and what beautiful clean country are you from ?

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Glad that i dont live there, but would never consider it as i love the Sea .....

You mean the radioactive sea along the California coast. LOL. I'd prefer the Chiang Mia smoke to the radioactive sea around California.

Sorry i dont live there anymore, i live in ''Thailand'' and have done for four years..

Fortunately not up north, like i said, i like the ''Sea''... , have always been drawn to it...

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Fascinating.

What is this "US ocean" that you speak of?

I was not aware that the United States had acquired an ocean!

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So what, T.I.T. Lots of talk, never ever change. Third world and always will be. No matter how many shopping malls they build!

Same in USA, UK and many Western countries. UK is being taken to court by EU because air quality is so bad. Air and drinking water pollution in USA and UK and well over safe limits in may areas. No matter how many shopping malls UK and USA build, the air and water quality is still shocking in places. SO not just a Thai problem, as many Thai bashers like to claim.

Not the same thing. This is caused by deliberate burning. The UK stopped stubble burning over 30 years ago.

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So what, T.I.T. Lots of talk, never ever change. Third world and always will be. No matter how many shopping malls they build!

Same in USA, UK and many Western countries. UK is being taken to court by EU because air quality is so bad. Air and drinking water pollution in USA and UK and well over safe limits in may areas. No matter how many shopping malls UK and USA build, the air and water quality is still shocking in places. SO not just a Thai problem, as many Thai bashers like to claim.

I wonder how many of your 87 posts are "same in UK and US…LOL

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So what, T.I.T. Lots of talk, never ever change. Third world and always will be. No matter how many shopping malls they build!

Thailand and the third-world at large aren't the only places with forest fires ... and the smokey cities that can come with them. We have this problem in USA ... and it's a problem in Europe, Central & South America, etc..

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According to a 2009 report, around "60 percent of Americans live in areas where air pollution has reached unhealthy levels that can make people sick". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_pollution_in_the_United_States

Sure puts Chiang Mai's air pollution into perspective. But many Americans don't like to admit they have problems in the good old US of A. Much better to bash Thailand and pretend allis well back home.

American's don't have a monopoly on not liking to admit problem in their home country. I bet your countrymen have the same problem. Speaking of bashing: looks like you are an American basher.

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Every one of those "forest fires" was lit intentionally for clearing land or to promote mushroom growth later in the year. Same story every year......

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Glad that i dont live there, but would never consider it as i love the Sea .....

You mean the radioactive sea along the California coast. LOL. I'd prefer the Chiang Mia smoke to the radioactive sea around California.

So far no radioactive cesium has been detected on any USA Pacific beaches, which is evidence that no radioactive material from Fukushima has traveled to USA be sea.

Yes, there is radioactive material in the sand of USA Pacific beaches ... as well as many of the world's beaches ... but that is normal background radioactivity that's been there for millions of years.

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Its improved alot over the years! 10 yrs ago they burned without control. The burn season is gradually getting shorter & shorter. Think of the 11 months of great weather in CM!! I love CM.

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So what, T.I.T. Lots of talk, never ever change. Third world and always will be. No matter how many shopping malls they build!

Same in USA, UK and many Western countries. UK is being taken to court by EU because air quality is so bad. Air and drinking water pollution in USA and UK and well over safe limits in may areas. No matter how many shopping malls UK and USA build, the air and water quality is still shocking in places. SO not just a Thai problem, as many Thai bashers like to claim.

You make a false comparison. Most of the USA does NOT have polluted air hanging about as Chiang Mai. And how many times have you read about bad water in the USA?

Hardly ever.

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So what, T.I.T. Lots of talk, never ever change. Third world and always will be. No matter how many shopping malls they build!

Thailand and the third-world at large aren't the only places with forest fires ... and the smokey cities that can come with them. We have this problem in USA ... and it's a problem in Europe, Central & South America, etc..

Hardly the same is it. It is not just Thailand, it is the whole of S.E. Asia that is affected by burning. Currently Singapore and Malaysia are suffering from burning in Indonesia. Why would a farmer stop burning, it does not take any energy, it does not take any time and its costs the price of one match. Give them an alternative or force punative measures. This is only one factor in Chiang Mai. The air along Mun Mueang catches in the back of your throat, you can see clouds of it rolling up the street at times. That is traffic fumes mixed in to the pollution pot. If you remember the Government here did moot the idea of raising further taxes on vehicles based on emissions. If they were really serious a good place to start would be to ban all continuously smoking vehicles, no fancy equipment required. Tuk Tuks might not be happy mind.

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even France is effected, they just released an article about the life-threatening air quality in France at 147 ppm (the exact same recorded at CM city hall today)

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