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Improved air quality in and around Bangkok

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Improved air quality in and around Bangkok

 

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Air quality in and around Bangkok today has improved considerably with only two of 20 areas classified as being polluted beyond safety level.

 

Air monitors found PM2.5 particulate in the roadside area of Phahonyothin road in Chatuchak district to be at 60 milligram/cubic metre and along Lat Phrao road at 51 milligram/cubic metre beyond the standard limit of 50 milligram/cubic metre, according to the Pollution Control Department.

 

The department attributed the improvement of air quality in and around Bangkok to rain and improved air circulation.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/improved-air-quality-in-and-around-bangkok/

 
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24 minutes ago, Chippy151 said:

I'd love to know where the air quality has improved in Bangkok. Today is the worst I've ever seen (or not seen because of the haze). 

What are they talking about?

 

I can only agree, hardly can see the high-rises further down the street and downtown has completely vanished in haze. Guess it was just time for a 'feel good' headline to counter all that forced negativity.

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The Air-quality in Bangkok is clearly terrible today...  no improvement whatsoever. 

 

Having lived in Bangkok for 20+ years this year is the worst I've known it...  I've never even considered the Air-quality in Bangkok an issue until this year. 

 

What has changed? Have a coal fired power station been commissioned in the area (yes, of course not)... but it would appear that something 'significant' is occurring, a series of factories etc have started up and are belching out an incredible degree of particulates. 

 

This can't be traffic related alone - as there is no significant change in traffic volumes to account for the awful increase in pollution. 

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46 minutes ago, webfact said:

Air quality in and around Bangkok today has improved considerably

It certainly didn't look very 'improved' when I fled the city 2 days ago!

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29 minutes ago, Chippy151 said:

I'd love to know where the air quality has improved in Bangkok. Today is the worst I've ever seen (or not seen because of the haze). 

What are they talking about?

 

 

This is old and out of date news. First, the report was posted YESTERDAY on ThaiPBS, even though it was only posted this morning on ThaiVisa. And their info probably was valid as of yesterday morning, when things weren't so bad.

 

But starting last night and into today in BKK, the PM2.5 levels got quite bad again... as follows:

 

11 pm Thursday

 

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9 am Friday:

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38 minutes ago, Chippy151 said:

I'd love to know where the air quality has improved in Bangkok. Today is the worst I've ever seen (or not seen because of the haze). 

What are they talking about?

 

Maybe it improved from 200 US AQI to 194 US AQI - both unhealthy!

 

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Air quality in city and peripherals worsens again

 

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One day after the air quality in and around Bangkok was declared safe, the Pollution Control Department blamed close weather and stale air for causing the air quality to worse again today.

 

Pollution Control Department director-general Pralong Damrongthai said today that air quality monitoring stations showed the amount of PM2.5 dust particles in 19 areas, especially those along busy roads, exceeded safety level and could pose health hazards.

 

The amount of PM2.5 dust particles in areas along the Lat Phra road in Wang Thong Lang district was measured this morning at  86 microgram/cubic metre; 85 mg/cm in Din Daeng and 72 mg/cm in areas along the Rama III road in Bang Kor Laem district with 13 other areas classified as unsafe with excessive particulate hovering in the air.

 

Source: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/air-quality-in-city-and-peripherals-worsens-again/

 
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