Sugarcane burn-off affects 44m people 6 months a year

Smoke haze in Lampang, Thailand

Smoke haze in Lampang province, Thailand. Photo: pxhere.

Sugarcane burn-off is increasing and the air pollution it causes is affecting about 44 million residents for six months every year, according to the industry permanent secretary.

Smog from sugarcane burning is fading – just for now

This is two-thirds of Thailand’s total population of about 66 million.

Full story: Bangkok Post


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