Thailand’s new air quality standard to become effective in June 2023

The National Environmental Board has approved the Pollution Control Department’s proposal to tighten the air quality safety standard by reducing the safe amount of PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere from…

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Excessive PM2.5 airborne dust in Bangkok and surrounding areas on Sunday

Air quality in Bangkok and its surrounding areas is below standard today (Sunday), with the level of PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere measuring between 56 and 99 microns due to…

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Air quality deteriorating in Thailand’s northern, north-eastern regions

The air quality in several northern and north-eastern provinces, including Chiang Mai, is deteriorating to a level which may pose a risk to people’s health, due to an increase in…

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Excessive levels of PM2.5 dust detected in 28 areas of Bangkok on Monday

Poor air quality has been reported in 28 areas of metropolitan Bangkok today (Monday), with the amount of PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere exceeding safety limits, mainly due to stagnant…

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Poor air quality in 53 areas of Bangkok, surrounding provinces, Lat Phrao the worst

Fifty-three areas of Bangkok and its surrounding provinces are experiencing air pollution today (Tuesday), with the amount of PM2.5 dust exceeding the standard 50-micron level, with the level on Lat…

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The World Bank estimates that air pollution-related healthcare expenses are equivalent to 4 percent of a country’s GDP. (Photo by Mladen Antonov / AFP)

All choking aside, is Thailand making progress in battle with air pollution?

Many Thais have developed a habit of checking the air quality index daily so they can take steps to protect themselves against lung-busting PM2.5 dust. However, the quest for clean…

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Experts confirm micro-plastic particles are present in the air we breathe

The Busan Research Institute of Public Health and Environment has confirmed that micro-plastic particles are present in the air we breathe. Plastic breaks apart into tiny fragments in the rivers…

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WHO says air pollution kills 7 mn a year, toughens guidelines

Geneva (AFP) – The World Health Organization strengthened its air quality guidelines on Wednesday, saying air pollution was now one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, causing seven million…

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255,000 people have received treatment for nose and eye irritation caused by pollution 

More than 255,000 people in Thailand’s northern provinces have received treatment for nose and eye irritation since the beginning of this year, mainly caused by excessive PM2.5 dust in the…

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Poor air quality in 68 areas of Bangkok and its suburbs on Thursday morning

People in most areas of Bangkok and its suburbs are having to deal with excessive amounts of PM2.5 dust on Thursday morning, but the pollution levels are expected to improve…

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33 provinces, including Bangkok to suffer air pollution until Sunday

Bangkok and 32 other provinces across Thailand are being affected by air pollution today (Thursday), with the likelihood that the problem will get worse tomorrow and Saturday, because of poor…

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Bangkok’s administration suspends construction to ease worsening air pollution

Developers of high-rise buildings and electric train projects in Bangkok have been told to suspend construction activities which increase the amount of dust particles in the air for a few…

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Increased PM2.5 forecast in southwest Bangkok on Thursday and Friday

People living in the southwestern part of Bangkok, as well as Samut Prakan and Nonthaburi provinces, are advised to brace for increasing PM2.5 in the atmosphere on Thursday and Friday,…

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China-Japan-South Korea agree to reduce plastic waste

Climate change, air pollution and marine debris are the major concerns in environmental cooperation between China, Japan and South Korea over the next five years. At the 21st Tripartite Environment…

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Residents on Rama II Road troubled by 2 years of construction works

Due to construction work, required to upgrade Rama II Road (Highway 35), which began in June and are expected to be completed by 2020, local residents along the route have…

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Phahonyothin road in Bang Khen district the worst affected area today

Phahonyothin road in Bang Khen district of Bangkok has surpassed Rama II road in Samut Sakhon as the worst-affected area from PM2.5 dust particles out of a total of 41…

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Prolonged air pollution can cause economic loss up to 6 billion baht 

The ongoing air pollution problem caused mainly by excessive amount of PM2.5 dust particles in and around Bangkok can cause economic damage estimated up to 6.6 billion baht if it…

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Air quality in and around Bangkok will remain bad for at least another day

Bangkokians will have to continue to bear with health-threatening air pollution for at least another day tomorrow as air quality at 22 traffic-congested areas in and around the city remains…

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