11 July 2024

Air quality in Bangkok today has improved slightly, compared to yesterday, with only 22 areas found to have PM2.5 dust exceeding the 50-micron safety threshold.

The whole of Bangkok was blanketed with excessive PM2.5 dust on Tuesday, measuring between 55 and 90 microns.

According to the Pollution Control Department (PCD), the levels of PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere today were measured between 38 and 79 microns, with excessive dust in 22 areas, including Lat Phrao Soi 95 in Wang Thong Lang district which recorded the highest level at 79 microns.

City Hall spokesman Pongsakorn Kwanmuang said today that several private schools in Bangkok could not suspend classes because their students are in the middle of final exams and students have been told to wear face masks to school.

Areas with excessive PM2.5 dust today include:

  • Tambon Hirunrujee in Thon Buri district
  • Kanchanapisek Road in Bang Khun Thian district
  • Tambon Bang Na in Bang Na District
  • Tambon Khlong Chan in Bang Kapi district
  • Tambon Din Daeng in Din Daeng district
  • Tambon Chong Nonsee in Yan Nawa district
  • Rama IV Road in Pathumwan district
  • Intharapitak Road in Thon Buri district
  • Lat Phrao Road in Wang Thong Lang district
  • Din Daeng Road in Din Daeng district
  • Tambon Plabpla in Wang Thong Lang district
  • Tambon Bang Kruay in Bang Kruay district of Nonthaburi

 

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