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Bangkok Air Pollution

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6 hours ago, Terek said:

hmm, I'm searching for new condo now, which area is the cleanest? 

Staying away from busy roads, new construction, factories, etc can help a little perhaps. Staying on the water can help a little perhaps. But what we are experiencing now is ambient and affecting all areas of Bangkok (actually all of Thailand). Really only safe inside with proper air filters. 

 

You can buy a air quality monitor for around $100USD and test for yourself. 

 

 

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6 hours ago, oval said:

This time of year is normally more polluted, no?

 

Bring on the wet season I say!

This time of year is always more polluted indeed, this year seems particularly bad.

 

Yes we need some serious rainfall and temperature increase to help clear the air!

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6 hours ago, JimShorts said:

Looked out the window this morning and saw this (or rather couldn't see much)...

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Walked to 7/11 this morning and got these readings...

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Where did you get that air monitor from? How much was it?

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4 minutes ago, JimShorts said:

Amazon.com for $99

https://goo.gl/BJ1zN2

 

They also have on Lazada

 

 

Bit hard to calibrate in Bangkok at the moment.

 

Do Calibration well on initial use, otherwise, data may be inaccurate. Easy to calibrate with 3 steps for sensor calibration: take it to outdoors in fresh air environment,

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1 minute ago, ExpatOilWorker said:

Bit hard to calibrate in Bangkok at the moment.

 

Do Calibration well on initial use, otherwise, data may be inaccurate. Easy to calibrate with 3 steps for sensor calibration: take it to outdoors in fresh air environment,

Hehe indeed. I have a new HEPA air purifier, I set it next to the purifier to calibrate. Should be rather accurate. 

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2 hours ago, JimShorts said:

Amazon.com for $99

https://goo.gl/BJ1zN2

 

They also have on Lazada for less, different brand but seems like same device

https://goo.gl/PAHBnd

 

Lazada has a handful of options

https://goo.gl/1UBgp5

 

 

What method are those things using for PM 2.5 detection? Those home detection kits were in the past very unreliable but nowadays Laser Egg is available which is supposed to be very reliable. The ones on Lazada seem the old school variety. They could be measuring humidity as pollution.

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We cracked the International Top 10 worst polluted cities this morning with a whopping 190 reading.

We came in at #5.  Luckily, by afternoon, we were out of the running and it was back to the usual China

and India garbage.

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49 minutes ago, edwardandtubs said:

 

What method are those things using for PM 2.5 detection? Those home detection kits were in the past very unreliable but nowadays Laser Egg is available which is supposed to be very reliable. The ones on Lazada seem the old school variety. They could be measuring humidity as pollution.

I don't know to be honest. I doubt if they are super precise. However, I did test it next to my HEPA and it was close to zero as expected. Then tested it out side and it was close to the aqicn.org readings. So it seems to be working. 

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54 minutes ago, LALes said:

We cracked the International Top 10 worst polluted cities this morning with a whopping 190 reading.

We came in at #5.  Luckily, by afternoon, we were out of the running and it was back to the usual China

and India garbage.

Bangkok hit 203 today. 

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A taxi driver blamed dust from all the construction projects underway. I know anecdotally that my niece's health has increased significantly in the 3 years they have moved away from Bang Na to Jomtiem. 

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It's always been pretty bad. 5 years ago it was routinely above 50 and sometimes as high as 150.  I used to suffer allergy symptoms sometimes for days on end. There's a myth that it is caused by poor air blown over from China, but in fact it is pollution that has drifted over from the East of Thailand mixing with city generated smog.

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10 hours ago, beautifulthailand99 said:

A taxi driver blamed dust from all the construction projects underway. I know anecdotally that my niece's health has increased significantly in the 3 years they have moved away from Bang Na to Jomtiem. 

Mine did too. Not that Surat Thani doesn't have bad days, but in Bangkok the problem was almost relentless. 

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I've been stuck with a flu type bug for nearly two weeks now, mostly better, just can't shift it off my chest.  Reckon this air pollution is mostly to blame, can feel it in my eyes too, like someone has chucked a handful of powdery sand into them.  Really looking forward to the rains coming and clearing this crap out the air.  Sure don't remember it being THIS bad last year.  

 

Not TOO bad at the moment at 134.  That's if you consider an 'Unhealthy' 134 to be not too bad.

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