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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No country met WHO air quality standards in 2021

SHANGHAI, March 22 (Reuters) – Not a single country managed to meet the World Health Organization’s (WHO) air quality standard in 2021, a survey of pollution data in 6,475 cities showed on Tuesday, and smog even rebounded 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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High level of air pollution found in 11 areas in and around Bangkok on Monday

Poor air quality has been reported today (Monday) by the Department of Pollution Control in 11 areas of Bangkok and its surrounding provinces, with the worst in Khlong Sam Wa…

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Worsening air pollution forecast until Monday in and around Bangkok

People in Bangkok and its surroundings are being advised to brace for deteriorating air quality, with the amount of PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere reaching health-threatening levels from today until…

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Bangkok’s air pollution ranked world’s 14th worst, more PM2.5 expected next week

Air quality in and around Bangkok will get worse over the next seven days, with increasing accumulation of PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere, as Thailand’s capital was placed 14th on…

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Air pollution in Bangkok, 14 other provinces exceed standard levels, to peak on Saturday

People living in Bangkok and 14 other provinces have been advised to refrain from outdoor activities, such as exercise, from today (Thursday) until Monday, due to worsening air pollution caused…

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Excessive PM2.5 dust covering 23 areas in and around Bangkok

23 areas in Bangkok and surrounding provinces are experiencing air pollution today (Thursday), with the amount of PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere exceeding the 50-micron safety level, partially due to…

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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….

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No hazardous chemical residue found from blaze at foam factory in Pathum Thani

No dangerous chemical residue has been found and the air quality in Pathum Thani province remains normal, according to the Pollution Control Department, following a fire that broke out on…

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PM2.5 dust forecast for Bangkok and vicinity from late October through February

People living in Bangkok and its surrounding provinces are advised to prepare for PM2.5 dust pollution, coinciding with the arrival of high atmospheric pressure from the end of October until…

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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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Only two areas in and around Bangkok have excessive PM2.5 on Friday

Thailand’s Ministry of Interior and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will be cleaning the roads of the capitalon more regular basis, as air quality has improved considerably, with only two…

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42 areas in Bangkok and suburbs still have excessive pollution, though better than yesterday

Air quality in Bangkok and its suburbs has slightly improved today, but 42 areas still have excessive amounts of PM2.5 in the atmosphere, with Ma Charoen Petkasem 81 Road, in…

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Residents of Bangkok advised to avoid out-door activities as air quality worsens

People living in Bangkok have been advised to suspend out-door activities, to go outdoors only if necessary and to wear face masks all the time while they are outdoors, as…

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Poor air quality reported in 19 areas of Bangkok and suburbs

Pollution in 19 areas in Bangkok and its peripherals is above safety levels today, with Tambon Mahachai, in Muang district of Samut Sakhon province, being listed as the worst, with…

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Workers are transported on a truck to a construction site in Bangkok on July 23, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Bangkok to ban trucks with more than six wheels from 6am to 9pm for 3 months

Trucks, with more than six wheels, will be banned from Bangkok from 6am to 9pm, from December 1st until end of February, as the city’s administration takes precautionary steps to…

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Increased PM2.5 dust in the air of Bangkok and suburbs today

Air quality in Bangkok and its vicinity is deteriorating today, with increasing levels of PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere being measured at 16-41 microns, which is still below the 50-micron…

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PCD meeting this afternoon to address PM2.5 particulate problem

Thailand’s Pollution Control Department (PCD) has scheduled a meeting with related agencies this afternoon (Monday) to discuss the air quality in Bangkok and its suburbs as the amount of PM2.5…

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Air quality in Bangkok and suburbs deteriorates today

Air quality in Bangkok and its surrounding areas has worsened today, with excessive amounts of PM2.5 dust particles being detected in 43 areas.   The Pollution Control Department reported that…

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Haze eases today with excessive PM2.5 particulate in only one district

Air quality in Bangkok and its surroundings has improved today, thanks to rain which has reduced the level of dust particles in the air in all areas except in Bang…

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Air quality in southernmost part of Thailand improving

Air quality in nine southern provinces has improved, with the amount of PM2.5 fine dust particles dropping to between 7-31 micrograms/cubic metre, according to Thailand’s Department of Pollution Control. In…

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Thailand ranks world’s 23rd most polluted country

Thailand has been ranked the world’s 23rd most polluted country and Bangkok ranks 24th in the list of cities with critical air quality globally, according to the 2018 World Air…

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Smog eases in and around Bangkok

The atmosphere in Bangkok and its suburbs has been declared safe today, with PM2.5 dust particles falling below 50 microns according to the Pollution Control Department. The department said that…

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High pressure increases PM2.5 dust particles in and around Bangkok today and tomorrow

After a brief respite, air quality in Bangkok and surrounding provinces deteriorated today, with PM2.5 dust particulate rising. The arrival of a moderate high pressure front from China and stale…

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Smog problem eases today and situation to improve further tomorrow

Air quality in and around Bangkok has improved during the past 24 hours with the level of PM2.5 dust in all areas well within the 50-micron standard, the Pollution Control…

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Air quality improves Sunday, marathon run proceeds as planned

Air quality in and around Bangkok improved today (Sunday) with no areas of Bangkok currently affected by excessive levels of PM2.5 dust particles. The Pollution Control Department described air quality…

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Air quality improves slightly this morning, but may get worse in the afternoon

Air quality in and around Bangkok this morning has slightly improved with only 11 spots being affected with excessive amount of PM2.5 dust particles beyond the 50-micron standard level, the…

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“Red zones” declared in seven worst-affected areas in Bangkok and Samut Sakhon 

Seven areas in Bangkok and neighboring province of Samut Sakhon have been declared  “red zones”  after the amount of PM2.5 dust particles in these spots start exceeding 90 microns. Pollution…

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Worse air pollution reported in and around Bangkok today

Air quality in and around Bangkok has become worse today with higher amount of PM2.5 dust particles in the air as a result of close weather, stale air with wind…

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Air quality worsens in and around Bangkok today and tomorrow

Air quality in and around Bangkok has worsened again today with 27 areas being affected with excessive amount of PM2.5 dust particles beyond standard level, largely due to a combination…

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Slight improvement in air quality in and around Bangkok today

Air quality in and around Bangkok this morning slightly improved to moderate level, with only two traffic-congested roadside areas and another area further away from the main road where the…

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Bangkokians may have to live with current air pollution for 1-2 months

As authorities continue to battle with the health-threatening air pollution in Bangkok, there is more bad news for city dwellers as they may have to live with it for the…

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Improved air quality in and around Bangkok

Air quality in and around Bangkok today has improved considerably with only two of 20 areas classified as being polluted beyond safety level. Air monitors found PM2.5 particulate in the…

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Motorists told to switch to public transport to help ease air pollution

The Pollution Control Department has pleaded with motorists in Bangkok to switch to public transports to help reduce car emissions and improve air quality in and around Bangkok. The appeal…

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Air quality in and around Bangkok worsens, posing health threats

What appeared to be like morning fog in and around Bangkok this morning was not actually fog but dust particles which pollution control experts said are worsening air quality in…

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Air quality in and around city improves satisfactorily

Air quality in and around Bangkok which posed health hazards in the past couple of weeks has improved satisfactorily, with the amount of particulate in the air below the hazardous…

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