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Chiang Mai Has Worst Small Particle Pollution In Thailand: Greenpeace

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radically incomplete article; should say what the healthy 'number'/measurement is and what C Mai is

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On 5/19/2017 at 9:05 AM, masuk said:

Exactly!   In addition, look at the hundreds of SongTaews running almost bumper to bumper around the city,  each and every one pouring black exhaust fumes into the air.

Diesel particles are particularly dangerous as they lodge in the lungs.   The Land Transport folk don't seem to test exhausts very often.

An added hazard is to the passengers sitting in the rear, who cop a lungful of fumes every time the song taew moves off.

In many Chinese cities, diesel powered vehicles are not permitted, and trucks, pickups etc use LNG.

The VW company was fined a huge amount for allowing their new model with diesel engines to skip the compulsory standards.

 

 

 

Exactly, and there are studies that shows that these kinds of chemicals apparently (removing other factors out like age, sex, and race/ethnicity) affect the DNA of kids (the length of telomeres), in particular (pun intended). This study added to previous evidence that air pollution causes oxidative stress, which can damage lipids, proteins, and DNA. Sleep can also be disrupted, which might be related. And you thought drugs, STDs, and drinking and driving were bad?

 

Message me for the research, if you want.

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On 5/19/2017 at 2:09 PM, elgordo38 said:

Well we definitely don't seem to be the heart and LUNGS of Thailand. Authorities don't wake up till like the movie "Lost In Space" and "Robbie shouts Danger Will Robinson Danger" like when the officials have trouble breathing. 

Or their kids, wife, or mia noys, if they can connect the dots, that is. Where are the doctors in this debate?

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On 5/19/2017 at 2:21 PM, Jonmarleesco said:

I think every Thai and his dog knows that. 

doubt it; thais i talk to and people watch know remarkably little

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2 hours ago, EnlightenedAtheist said:

Or their kids, wife, or mia noys, if they can connect the dots, that is. Where are the doctors in this debate?

Connecting the dots. 

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