Dust, smoke haze and smogin Bangkok from a roof of Phaholyothin Place tower in Samsen Nai.

Hazardous smog blankets 37 Thai provinces

Hazardously thick smog shrouded 37 of the 77 provinces on Monday morning, mostly in the North where Chiang Rai residents suffered under the worst level of PM2.5 dust.

Air Pollution Spurs Lung Cancer Spike in Northern Thailand

The Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (Gistda) reported at 11am on Monday that seven northern provinces were facing red (seriously harmful) levels of particulate matter 2.5 micrometres and less in diameter (PM2.5), ranging from 80.5 to 107.5 microgrammes per cubic metre of air over the past 24 hours. The government-set safe threshold is 37.5µg/m³.

Full story: Bangkok Post

Bangkok Post Online reporters and Panumet Tanraksa

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