6 June 2024

In the latest report this week, 45 out of 50 areas in Bangkok have recorded excessive levels of PM 2.5, surpassing the standard threshold of 37.5 micrograms per cubic meter and entering the hazardous range for health. Thai PBS World talks to a medical expert, to get a better understanding of the hidden dangers of PM2.5 pollution. 

The persistent PM 2.5 pollution, has affected over 13 million Thais, according to the Disease Control Department. While some are aware of the direct impacts of PM 2.5 on their health, there are hidden dangers of which many people may not be aware.

Thai PBS World talks to a medical expert, Assoc. Prof. Nitipatana Citierakul, from Respiratory Disease and Tuberculosis department of Siriraj Hospital, has been actively raising awareness about air pollution in Thailand. Talking with Thai PBS World, he helps to provide a clear picture of the hidden dangers that come with PM 2.5.

Assoc. Prof. Nitipatana Citierakul, from Respiratory Disease and Tuberculosis department of Siriraj Hospital