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After a decade in C M gave up & moved to Hua Hin. More expensive but my lungs are so happy!

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On 1/3/2017 at 7:18 PM, ammagic said:

After a decade in C M gave up & moved to Hua Hin. More expensive but my lungs are so happy!

 

Happiness not allowed on TV!!!  Good rain today in CM, but I think I am now allergic to rain!!!  lol.  allergies drive me crazy.

 

glad you moved, you might have just saved your life.  :)  

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Image result for full hazard suit picture

 

I think you can get these from most 7/11s in CM now.  So problem solvered.

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Does anyone know which other regions in South East Asia, besides North Thailand suffer from burnings in this time of year? Thanks! 

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8 hours ago, user555 said:

Does anyone know which other regions in South East Asia, besides North Thailand suffer from burnings in this time of year? Thanks! 

From own experience: Indonesia -Sumatra island-. So, as a result, Singapore and the lower western Malay peninsula might be effected (depending on the wind direction).

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5 minutes ago, BernieOnTour said:

From own experience: Indonesia -Sumatra island-. So, as a result, Singapore and the lower western Malay peninsula might be effected (depending on the wind direction).

What about Vietnam? What about South Thailand?  

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19 hours ago, user555 said:

What about Vietnam? What about South Thailand?  

The infamous 2015 haze also effected those, but afaik, to lower extent. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Southeast_Asian_haze

2015, I couldn't stand it anymore in Singapore and fled over the weekend to Phuket, no matter the flight prices - there it was quite acceptable.

 

General overview here:

http://aqicn.org/map/

 

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btw. :

Similar to Indonesia, where the huge paper pulp productions are the real reason for the fires, subsidence farming by hill tribes is only a minor reason for the haze in Northern Thailand, it's the big plantations.

 

even Bangkok Post dared to report about this, eg. http://www.bangkokpost.com/print/524111/

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its about that time again, anyone have any quality / value air purifier recommendations?

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About 10 days I woke up during the night and could not breathe, I fainted for a few seconds, this two times during the night and in the emergency room they checked my lungs with an X-Ray and said everything is fine, just my muscles are tensed around the shoulder.

 

I got better but about 5 days ago I have a strange feeling in the upper part of the stomach (the soft part below the chest). It now feels that I cannot breathe deeply and I got dizzy a few times.

 

Looking out of my window I do not see any burning etc. - I have been in Chiang Mai for a total of 9.5 months now.

 

My breating gets better as soon as I close the windows and turn in my air conditioning unit.

 

Has anybody here experienced similar things? Any advice would be appreciated :)

 

I cannot leave Chiang Mai for the time being, for several reasons, so this option is unfortunately out.

 

I read people here say that I need a special filter for my air conditioning unit and some kind of purifier.

 

I wear the N95 outside when riding the bike.

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I read a lot of the posts of the old smog threads here in the Forum now.

 

Today I got the Filtrate filter from the 3M shop and equipped my air conditioning units with it, having all the windows closed.

 

So far I have not read much about symptoms from other people, just about the health concerns and precautions.

 

As far as I understand the air purifier would be nice because it kind of measures the air quality and displays it with an according colour.  Because now it is just guessing that I must have good air quality in my room :)

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Air is pretty bad, is it too early for n95 masks?any recommendations for air purifiers ?

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On 1/16/2017 at 9:47 AM, user555 said:

Does anyone know which other regions in South East Asia, besides North Thailand suffer from burnings in this time of year? Thanks! 

Pratchup Kiri Kan is luvvly and clear during our March burning. Been twice in last 3 years.

 

john

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On ‎1‎/‎18‎/‎2017 at 8:50 PM, cerox said:

About 10 days I woke up during the night and could not breathe, I fainted for a few seconds, this two times during the night and in the emergency room they checked my lungs with an X-Ray and said everything is fine, just my muscles are tensed around the shoulder.

 

I got better but about 5 days ago I have a strange feeling in the upper part of the stomach (the soft part below the chest). It now feels that I cannot breathe deeply and I got dizzy a few times.

 

Looking out of my window I do not see any burning etc. - I have been in Chiang Mai for a total of 9.5 months now.

 

My breating gets better as soon as I close the windows and turn in my air conditioning unit.

 

Has anybody here experienced similar things? Any advice would be appreciated :)

 

I cannot leave Chiang Mai for the time being, for several reasons, so this option is unfortunately out.

 

I read people here say that I need a special filter for my air conditioning unit and some kind of purifier.

 

I wear the N95 outside when riding the bike.

Cerox Your condition is totally out of order,burning has not even started in earnest yet,just the old spot fire.You can hardly lock your self indoors for a couple of months.

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On ‎1‎/‎16‎/‎2017 at 9:47 AM, user555 said:

Does anyone know which other regions in South East Asia, besides North Thailand suffer from burnings in this time of year? Thanks! 

Not only Northern Thailand.Anywhere nth of Bangkok suffers.Last season we did a 1,400 km trip to Petchabun and back at no stage could you see more than half a Km.

Best get to the coast ,cheap accom at Bangsaphan in Prachuap Kirri Khan, our hide away, although they are recovering from flooding but should be ok.

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On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 8:50 PM, cerox said:

About 10 days I woke up during the night and could not breathe, I fainted for a few seconds, this two times during the night and in the emergency room they checked my lungs with an X-Ray and said everything is fine, just my muscles are tensed around the shoulder.

 

I got better but about 5 days ago I have a strange feeling in the upper part of the stomach (the soft part below the chest). It now feels that I cannot breathe deeply and I got dizzy a few times.

 

Looking out of my window I do not see any burning etc. - I have been in Chiang Mai for a total of 9.5 months now.

 

My breating gets better as soon as I close the windows and turn in my air conditioning unit.

 

Has anybody here experienced similar things? Any advice would be appreciated :)

 

I cannot leave Chiang Mai for the time being, for several reasons, so this option is unfortunately out.

 

I read people here say that I need a special filter for my air conditioning unit and some kind of purifier.

 

I wear the N95 outside when riding the bike.

Maybe, you might have another problem than PM10 particles from burning.

 

According to the

Air4Thai app

we had in the last few days reduced air quality due to increased Ozone levels.

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Is it true that the government is taking significant steps to prevent burnings this year? 

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Here we go again, early Feb 1st ......Low visibility, coughing, phlegm,  but it seems to be OK for the locals, not for me.

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Already pretty bad. Even gf noticed low visibility

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Went to the toilet around midnight and smelled smoke.

All clear this morning, but later when having breakfast the view to Doi Suthep was hazy. Several other customers made comments.

1st Feb and we are Kicking Off already.

 

john

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