Respiratory problems on the rise in Phayao as field burning continues


Phayao is seeing an increasing number of patients with respiratory problems after PM 2.5 dust particles rose to an “unhealthy” level in the province.

The amount of PM 2.5 dust particles in Phayao province today (January 28) was measured at 104 microgrammes per cubic metre, while PM 10 dust particles were put at 124 microgrammes.
Phayao Hospital director Jiraporn Patraranuthaporn said the hospital is advising patients to use masks to tackle the toxic dust problem.
“The number of respiratory patients is increasing. Wildfire and the burning of weeds in agricultural areas still occur in Phayao, because there is no announcement to ban the burning of crops yet,” she said.