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Air quality unhealthy in 64 Bangkok areas and vicinity

Air pollution in 64 areas around Bangkok and its vicinity hit unsafe levels on Thursday morning, with PM2.5 readings coming in at 51 to 81 micrograms per cubic metre (μg/m3), the Pollution Control Department reported.



The department expects the PM2.5 level to rise on January 15-16.

Thailand’s standard for safe levels of PM2.5 (particles less than 2.5 micrometres in diameter) is 50μg/m3.

The 64 areas are:

1. Kanchanaphisek Road, Bang Khun Thian district (69μg/m3)

2. Rama IV Road, Pathumwan (56μg/m3)

3. Intharaphithak Road, Thonburi (59μg/m3)

4. Lat Phrao-Chokchai 4 Road, Wang Thonglang (61μg/m3)

5. Din Daeng Road (62μg/m3)

6. Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Din Daeng (62μg/m3)

7. Sukhumvit Road, Prakanong (64μg/m3)

8. Rat Burana Road, Rat Burana (51μg/m3)

9. Garden opposite the Dusit District Office (56μg/m3)

10. Krung Kasem Road, Pom Prap Sattru Phai (61μg/m3)

11. Treemit Road near Odeon Circle, Samphanthawong (55μg/m3)

12. Rama VI Road, Phaya Thai (56μg/m3)

13. Soi Lat Phrao 95, Wang Thonglang (53μg/m3)

14. Samyan Mitrtown, Pathumwan (60μg/m3)

15. Rama III and Charoenkrung roads, Bang Kho Laem (53μg/m3)

16. Rama III Road, Yannawa (58μg/m3)

17. Soi Sukhumvit 63, Wattana (57μg/m3)

18. Phatthanakan Road, Suan Luang (63μg/m3)

19. Bang Na-Trad Road (68μg/m3)

20. Phahonyothin Road, Chatuchak (52μg/m3)

21. Sukhaphiban 5 Road, Sai Mai (70μg/m3)

22. Nawamin Road, Bang Kapi (60μg/m3)

23. Lat krabang Road (67μg/m3)

24. Sihaburanukit Road, Minburi (67μg/m3)

25. Liabwaree Road, Nong Chok (69μg/m3)

26. Srinakarin Road, Prawet (76μg/m3)

27. Ratchadaphisek-Tha Phra Road, Thonburi (58μg/m3)

28. Charoen Nakorn Road, Khlong San (57μg/m3)

29. Tha Phra Intersection, Bangkok Yai (61μg/m3)

30. Bangkok Noi district (54μg/m3)

31. Phutthamonthon Sai 1 Road, Taling Chan (62μg/m3)

32. Thawi Watthana Road (62μg/m3)

33. Phet Kasem Road, Phasi Charoen (61μg/m3)

34. Ma Charoen (Phet Kasem 81) Road, Nong Khaem (65μg/m3)

35. Ekachai Road, Bang Bon (58μg/m3)

36. Pracha Uthit Road, Thung Khru (55μg/m3)

37. Samsen Road, Phra Nakhon (55μg/m3)

38. Phahonyothin Road, Bang Khen (65μg/m3)

39. Charansanitwong Road, Bang Phlat (52μg/m3)

40. Rama II Road, Bang Khun Thian (56μg/m3)

41. Hiran Ruchi subdistrict, Thonburi district (60μg/m3)

42. Bang Na subdistrict, Bang Na district (55μg/m3)

43. Song Khanong subdistrict, Phra Pradaeng district, Samut Prakan province (59μg/m3)

44. Din Daeng subdistrict (56μg/m3)

45. Chong Nonsi subdistrict, Yannawa (51μg/m3)

46. Talat Khwan subdistrict, Muang district, Nonthaburi (55μg/m3)

47. Omnoi subdistrict, Krathum Baen district, Samut Sakhon (63μg/m3)

48. Bang Prong subdistrict, Muang district, Samut Prakan (52μg/m3)

49. Paknam subdistrict, Muang district, Samut Prakan (68μg/m3)

50. Bang Sao Thong subdistrict, Samut Prakan (72μg/m3)

51. Khlong Nueng subdistrict, Khlong Luang district, Pathum Thani (59μg/m3)

52. Mahachai subdistrict, Muang district, Samut Sakhon (81μg/m3)

53. Phaya Thai subdistrict, Phaya Thai district (54μg/m3)

54. Nakhon Pathom subdistrict, Muang Nakhon Pathom district, Nakhon Pathom (66μg/m3)

55. Don Mueang district (62μg/m3)

56. Suan Siam-Ram-Indra intersection, Khan Na Yao (62μg/m3)

57. Klong Toei subdistrict (60μg/m3)

58. Bang Sue subdistrict (57μg/m3)

59. Lat Phrao district (54μg/m3)

60. Thungsonghong subdistrict, Lak Si district (58μg/m3)

61. Saphan Sung district (56μg/m3)

62. Klong Sam Wa district (68μg/m3)

63. Chom Thong district (56μg/m3)

64. Bang Khae district (58μg/m3)

Air pollution in other regions are:

North: PM2.5 readings coming in at 21 to 50 μg/m3. The overall situation is termed good.

Northeast: PM2.5 readings are 25 to 91 μg/m3. Four areas have exceeded the standard.

Central region and West: PM2.5 readings are 17 to 77 μg/m3. Eight areas have exceeded the standard.

East: PM2.5 readings are 29 to 50 μg/m3. The overall situation is moderate.

South: PM2.5 readings are 6 to 30 μg/m3. The overall situation is termed very good.

People in areas where PM2.5 pollution is bad, especially the elderly, children, and patients with respiratory diseases, have been advised to monitor their health and reduce time spent on outdoor activities.

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

Published : January 14, 2021

By : The Nation