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Chiang Mai covered in smoke for the 4th day

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Deez    787

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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HerbalEd    2,627

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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NowImEasy    92

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.

Wow dude, not even close. I've been in CM 4 of the last 6 Marchs, and there is no comparison. When the farmers in N Thailand, Laos and Burma start burning, it's time for the locals to also burn their trash, plastic included. There is no comparison to anything in the US of A. Maybe LA gets funky on some hot days. But 60% of the population? No way. I've been in NYC, DC, Philly, Boston, Miami, Atlanta, Houston.. There is nothing even close to the air in Chiang Mai in March. And the water? I will drink tap water from any faucet in America. I will never touch it in Thailand, just to shower. Even then I close my mouth, eyes and other sphinctered orafae..

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HerbalEd    2,627

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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T_Dog    1,943

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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HerbalEd    2,627

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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drand11    387

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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circusman    689

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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Dellboy218    150

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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Cheesekraft    123

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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Torrens54    1,354

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.

....and if it gets too much for us, we can always go and spend the better part of the day/evening hanging-out at the CNX Shopping Centres where the Air conditioning is pretty good.and unlike the "Good Ole USA" you are unlikely to get MUGGED.

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ricardofel    141

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.

Must be an American who wrote this and had to leave the US and loves to bash America. I lived in Chiang Mai for 7 years. The first 3 months of last year 90,000 people went to the hospital for respiratory ailments in CM! All is well back in CA where I now live...CLEAR air, good water, laws to protect the people....so breath deep for the next 3 months. Even my farang friends have breathing problems.

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jinners    245

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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gimbo2    5

willem1946

You ask another user what country he is from, I did not see his answer.

But I do need to inform that there is indeed a country that is TOTALLY pollution free and maybe you should go to see for your self.

The country???

NEW ZEALAND

the cleanest country in the world.

Rgds

Gimbo2

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Mousehound    1,066

willem1946

You ask another user what country he is from, I did not see his answer.

But I do need to inform that there is indeed a country that is TOTALLY pollution free and maybe you should go to see for your self.

The country???

NEW ZEALAND

the cleanest country in the world.

Rgds

Gimbo2

Quite right. A great country - all it's people have left and are now polluting Australia! A smart move if you ask me.

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