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PM2.5 rises past safe levels again in Bangkok

Oct 27. 2020
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By The Nation

PM2.5 dust pollution has returned to Bangkok and vicinities, where levels in three districts exceeded safe limits on Tuesday.

Pollution Control Department (PCD) reports from 71 stations in and around the capital recorded PM2.5 levels of between 25 and 52 micrograms per cubic metre.

The areas where PM2.5 exceeded the 50mg safe level were the Bangkok districts of Bang Kho Laem district ((55mg) and Bangkok Yai (51mg) and Mahachai (54mg) in Samut Sakhon province.

PCD chief Attapol Charoenchansa said the rising levels of PM2.5 stemmed from a low-temperature air mass that was causing the dust to linger.

People who live in affected areas are advised to follow pollution updates at the websites Air4Thai.com and bangkokairquality.com.

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