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Samut Sakhon, under virus siege, also experiences unhealthy air quality in two areas


Air pollution in Samut Sakhon hit unsafe levels on Friday morning, with PM2.5 readings coming in at 54 to 58 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 two areas are:

1. Omnoi subdistrict, Krathum Baen district, Samut Sakhon province (54μg/m3)

2. Mahachai subdistrict, Muang district, Samut Sakhon (58μg/m3).

People in provinces where the 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.

The PM2.5 situation can be followed on the Air4Thai.com website or smartphone app, or via bangkokairquality.com.

Published : January 08, 2021

By : The Nation