Air quality unhealthy in 25 areas of Bangkok and its vicinity
Air pollution in 25 areas around Bangkok and its vicinity hit unsafe levels on Wednesday morning with PM2.5 readings coming in at 25 to 89 micrograms per cubic metre (μg/m3), the Pollution Control Department reported.
Thailand’s standard for safe levels of PM2.5 (particles less than 2.5 micrometres in diameter) is 50μg/m3.
The 25 areas are:
Kanchanaphisek Road, Bang Khun Thian district (89μg/m3);
Intharaphithak Road, Thonburi district (61μg/m3);
Rat Burana Road, Rat Burana district (57μg/m3);
Treemit Road near Odeon Circle, Samphanthawong district (58μg/m3);
Rama III and Charoenkrung roads, Bang Kho Laem district (56μg/m3);
Rama III Road, Yannawa district (55μg/m3);
Charoen Nakorn Road, Khlong San district (66μg/m3);
Tha Phra intersection, Bangkok Yai district (66μg/m3);
Bangkok Noi district (53μg/m3);
Phutthamonthon Sai 1 Road, Taling Chan district (56μg/m3);
Thawi Watthana Road, Thawi Watthana district (59μg/m3);
Phet Kasem Road, Phasi Charoen district (65μg/m3);
Ma Charoen and Phet Kasem 81 roads, Nong Khaem district (81μg/m3);
Ekachai Road, Bang Bon district (77μg/m3);
Pracha Uthit Road, Thung Khru district (63μg/m3);
Samsen Road, Phra Nakhon district (54μg/m3);
Rama II Road, Bang Khun Thian district (77μg/m3);
Hiran Ruchi subdistrict, Thonburi district (63μg/m3);
Song Nong subdistrict, Phra Pradaeng district, Samut Prakan province (57μg/m3);
Omnoi subdistrict, Krathum Baen district, Samut Sakhon province (58μg/m3);
Bang Prong subdistrict, Muang district in Samut Prakan province (52μg/m3);
Paknam subdistrict, Muang district, Samut Prakan province (73μg/m3);
Mahachai subdistrict, Muang district, Samut Sakhon province (57μg/m3);
Chom Thong district (74μg/m3);
Bang Khae district (68μg/m3).
People in areas where PM2.5 pollution is bad have been advised to monitor their health and reduce time spent on outdoor activities, especially the elderly, children, and patients with respiratory diseases.