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Polluted air cuts global life expectancy by two years

Microscopic air pollution caused mostly by burning fossil fuels shortens lives worldwide by more than two years, researchers reported Tuesday.  Across South Asia, the average person would live five years…

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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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Clampdown on excessive vehicle exhaust in and around Bangkok

Thailand’s Pollution Control Department (PCD), in cooperation with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), the Royal Thai Police and the Land Transport Department launched a clampdown today (Wednesday) on vehicles emitting…

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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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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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Special online clinic opens to offer advice on PM2.5 pollution problem

Thailand’s Department of Medical Services has opened a special online clinic to provide counselling to people who may be having problems with atmospheric dust, as eight areas in and around…

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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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Worsening air quality in Bangkok, provinces nearby forecast through next month

People living in Bangkok and its surrounding provinces are advised to brace for an increase in PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere, which is expected to get worse during the cold…

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PM2.5 pollution returns to Bangkok

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is warning of an increase in PM2.5 dust between December 5th and 7th, especially in Khlong Sam Wa, Min Buri, Nong Khaem, Tawee Wattana, Bang…

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Commuters make their way amid heavy smog conditions pass an anti-smog gun (not pictured) spraying water to curb air pollution in New Delhi on November 16, 2021, as India’s capital air quality regularly plummets to the “severe” category in winter with levels of harmful particulates at dangerous levels. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP)

Delhi schools shut indefinitely as smog worsens

New Delhi (AFP) – Delhi shut down schools until further notice, urged people to work from home and banned non-essential trucks from entering the Indian capital due to dangerous levels of…

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Unusually high air pollution reading in Chiang Mai’s Chiang Dao district caused by damaged sensor

A malfunctioning air pollution sensor has produced a false reading of PM2.5 dust levels in the atmosphere of Chiang Dao district of Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Mai. It reported…

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13 areas in northern Thailand suffering with excessive amounts of PM2.5 today

Thirteen areas in the northern provinces, especially Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, were found to have PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere at levels which exceed the 50-micron safety standard, with…

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Excessive PM2.5 dust detected in 60 areas of Bangkok and its suburbs

Sixty areas of Bangkok and its suburbs are being affected by air pollution today (Monday), with PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere exceeding the safe level of 50 microns, according to…

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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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Poor air quality in Bangkok and 11 other provinces today

Air quality in Bangkok and 11 other provinces is has deteriorated on Saturday, with excessive amounts of PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere, particularly in 26 areas of Bangkok and its…

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59 areas in Bangkok and suburbs polluted with excessive PM2.5 on Sunday

Air quality in Bangkok and its suburbs has slightly improved today, with 59 areas being affected by excessive PM2.5 dust, including Din Daeng Road which was identified as the most…

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12 areas of Bangkok and its peripherals suffer excessive PM2.5 on Thursday

People in Thailand’s capital, and its four neighbouring provinces, have been warned to brace for an increase in PM2.5 pollution, with 12 areas facing excessive amounts today and tomorrow. The…

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PM2.5 to return to Bangkok and suburbs on Thursday

People living in Bangkok and its peripherals have been warned of an increase in PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere from this Thursday, as the cold weather front from China weakens….

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Excessive PM2.5 dust reported in 13 areas in and around Bangkok today

Thirteen areas in Bangkok and its suburbs have excessive amounts of PM2.5 dust in the air today (Thursday), while the air quality of other areas remains good, according to the…

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PM2.5 dust forecast to envelop Bangkok again this weekend

People in Bangkok and its suburbs have been warned to brace for the return of excessive amounts of PM2.5 dust, from this Thursday through December 29th, due to poor air…

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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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Bangkok and neighboring provinces have excessive PM2.5 in the atmosphere

Air quality in Bangkok and adjacent provinces has continued to deteriorate for the second day in a row, with the amount of PM2.5 in the atmosphere of 40 areas exceeding…

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34 areas of Bangkok and adjacent provinces suffering excessive PM2.5 – DPC

Air quality in Bangkok and its neighboring provinces is deteriorating, with the amount of PM2.5 in the atmosphere in 34 areas exceeding the 50-micron safety standard today (Friday), according to…

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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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11 districts in Bangkok have excessive PM2.5 dust particles

Air quality in Bangkok, and its two neighbouring provinces of Samut Prakan and Samut Sakhon, has worsened today (Sunday), with the level of PM2.5 dust particles ranging from 37 to…

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Excessive PM2.5 dust particles in seven districts of Bangkok and Samut Prakan

Dust particles of less than 2.5 microns, which blanketed Bangkok and its peripherals and threatened people’s health late last year, have returned to parts of the capital this morning (Saturday)….

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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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