Air emissions of PM2.5 dust particles reach unhealthy levels in many parts of Thailand, according to IQAir

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Air emissions of PM2.5 dust particles have exceeded the standard in many areas across the country, reaching an unhealthy level that could potentially cause long-term health issues, according to the real-time record at around 6:00 AM. today, October 21st.

The IQAir air quality check website has reported real-time Thailand’s most polluted cities ranking this morning with the considerably high PM2.5 concentration. The top 10 areas are:

  1. Chiang Dao district, Chiang Mai province with 216 US AQI
  2. Bang Bua Thong district, Nonthaburi province with 171 US AQI
  3. Bang Lamung district, Chonburi province with 159 US AQI
  4. Phra Samut Chedi district, Samut Prakan province with 157 US AQI
  5. Sampran district, Nakhon Pathom province 156 US AQI
  6. Pattaya area, Chonburi province with 155 US AQI
  7. Bang Yai district, Nonthaburi province with 153 US AQI
  8. Mueng Nakhon Pathom district, Nakhon Pathom province with 152 US AQI
  9. Mueng Samut Songkhram district, Samut Songkhram province with 152 US AQI
  10. Saimai district, Bangkok with 150 US AQI

However, the Pollution Control Department (PCD) reported the air quality situation at around the same time that the air quality situation nationwide is at good to moderate quality.

This comes as many complaints over the haze and air quality have come in from Pattaya residents over the past two days. Rain showers starting this afternoon should help alleviate some of the problem.

Chonburi Officials did not state what had caused the problem locally.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.