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Air quality unhealthy in 28 Bangkok areas


Particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometres (PM2.5) in 28 areas of Bangkok and its vicinity exceeded healthy levels at 7am, the Pollution Control Department said on Saturday.

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The most polluted areas included:

 

Liap Wari Road in Bangkok’s Nong Chok district (69 micrograms per cubic metre)

 

Mahachai subdistrict in Samut Sakhon (68mcg per cubic metre)

 

Din Daeng Road in Bangkok’s Din Daeng district (65mcg per cubic metre)

 

Lat Phrao Road in Bangkok’s Wang Thong lang district (63mcg per cubic metre)

 

Nawamin Road in Bangkok’s Bang Kapi district (60mcg per cubic metre)

 

Sukhaphiban 5 Road in Bangkok’s Sai Mai district (59mcg per cubic metre)

 

Srinakarin Road in Bangkok’s Prawet district (59mcg per cubic metre)

 

Tha Phra intersection in Bangkok’s Bangkok Yai district (56mcg per cubic metre)

 

Thawi Watthana Road in Bangkok’s Thawi Watthana district (55mcg per cubic metre)

 

Bueng Kum subdistrict in Bangkok (55mcg per cubic metre)

 

Healthy levels for Thailand have been determined at 50mcg of PM2.5 per cubic metre, or lower.

 

The Pollution Control Department announced the PM2.5 situation in other regions of Thailand:

 

Central and West: 28 to 63mcg per cubic metre

 

North: 33 to 85mcg per cubic metre

 

South: 14 to 46mcg per cubic metre

 

Northeast: 41 to 114mcg per cubic metre

 

East: 28 to 46mcg per cubic metre

 

Published : February 27, 2021

By : THE NATION