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Air quality unhealthy in every region except South


The amount of PM2.5 dust particles has been found to exceed safety standards in most parts of the country except for the South, the Air Pollution Solution Centre reported at 7am on Thursday.

Provinces where air quality has exceeded healthy standards are Bangkok, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Sakhon, Samut Prakan, Phayao, Chiang Mai, Lampang, Phrae, Uttaradit, Sukhothai, Phitsanulok, Tak, Phichit, Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Lopburi, Saraburi, Suphanburi, Prachinburi, Sa Kaeo, Chachoengsao, Ratchaburi, Chonburi, Rayong, Nong Khai, Nakhon Phanom, Khon Kaen, Kalasin, Roi Et, Chaiyaphum and Nakhon Ratchasima.

The North has an average PM2.5 particulate level of 32-72 mcg/m3, the Northeast 35-108, the central and western regions 49-79, the East 38-55, the South 13-37, and Bangkok and its vicinity 50-105.

The Meteorological Department predicts that until January 26, dust is likely to accumulate and even increase in every region except for the South, which expects to continue experiencing "good" air quality.

Published : January 21, 2021

By : The Nation