Outdoor activities discouraged as air quality worsens

08 Jan 2020 | View : 439

BANGKOK(NNT) - The level of PM 2.5 airborne dust measured today was higher than yesterday, with three provinces in the northern region including Lampang severely affected. In Bangkok, 40 areas were flagged with cautious levels of PM 2.5 dust today.


The Pollution Control Department (PCD) and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s (BMA) air quality readings at 49 stations today recorded between 39 to 71 micrograms per cubic meter of air with PM 2.5 airborne particulate matter, showing a rising trend in all areas compared to yesterday.

40 locations were marked as Orange health affecting levels today.


The highest PM 2.5 level in Bangkok was recorded at Soi Ladphrao 95 by Ladphrao road in Bueng Kum district of Bangkok with 71 micrograms per cubic meter of air due to heavy morning traffic. Still air in many areas of Bangkok during this period provides favorable conditions for dust accumulation. Members of the public in affected areas should limit their outdoor activities and closely monitor the situation.


In the northern region, air quality levels today were measured from very good to starting to have health effects. The PM 2.5 level in the region today ranged from 16 to 71 micrograms per cubic meter of air. The PM 2.5 levels were recorded beyond healthy levels in Ban Tom subdistrict in Phayao, Phra Bat subdistrict in Lampang, Sob Pad subdistrict in Lampang, Ban Dong subdistrict in Lampang, Mae Mo subdistrict in Lampang, Ban Klang subdistrict in Lampoon, and Na Chak subdistrict in Phrae.




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Reporter : Tanakorn Sangiam

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