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Pollution level to rise in Bangkok and vicinity

Feb 17. 2020
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By The Nation

Level of PM2.5 dust particulate matter in Bangkok and its vicinity is likely to increase but would not exceed Thai standards, based on the records of 56 air-quality monitoring stations.

Pollution Control Department reported that, as of  3pm today ( February 17),  PM2.5  in Bangkok and vicinity was at a  range of 10 – 27 microgrammes per cubic metre or  18 microgrammes per cubic metre on average,  not exceeding the international standard of  25 microgrammes per cubic metre and the Thai standard of  50 microgrammes.

The department said the level of dust tended to increase in midday but not to a hazardous level and outdoor activities were still safe.

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