Excessive amounts of PM2.5 dust found in many areas in and around Bangkok
The amount of PM2.5 dust in 11 areas of Bangkok and its peripherals exceeds the standard level of 50 micrograms/cubic metre today, according to the Pollution Control Department’s Air4Thai website.
The department said that air quality this morning (Wednesday) ranged from good to a level which may pose a health hazard, measuring between 50 and 62 microns.
The areas where PM2.5 dust exceed 50 microns are:
- Paknam sub-district in Muang district, Samut Prakan province, 53 microns.
- Mahachai sub-district in Muang district, Samut Sakhon, 62 microns. PM10 dust particles in the same sub-district also to exceeded the standard level, ranging from 54 to 122 microns.
- Nakhon Pathom sub-district in Muang district, Nakhon Pathom province, 53 microns.
- Klong Sam Wa district in Bangkok, 55 microns.
- Krung Kasem road in Pom Prab district, Bangkok, 52 microns.
- Rama 3 Road in Yan Nawa district, Bangkok, 51 microns.
- Buddha Monthon 1 Road in Talingchan district, Bangkok, 52 microns.
- Khlong Thawee Wattana Road, Bangkok, 51 microns.
- Phet Kasem Road in Phasi Charoen district, Bangkok, 53 microns.
- Macharoen Road, off the Phet Kasem main road in Nong Khaem district, Bangkok, 61 microns.
- Aekkachai Road in Bang Bon district, Bangkok, 51 microns.