Published: Aug 08, 2021
WINTHROP, Wash. - On the worst days, and there have been many, one can see nothing but white - a hot, suffocating fog bank that smells of burning wood and blots out the sun. Hours tick by in a disorienting haze to the whir of air purifiers and box fans. Doors stay sealed, stores are closed and the normal summer bustle in this bucolic mountain town is snuffed out.
Published: Jan 15, 2020
The Phra Nakorn district in Bangkok is considering monitoring cremation activities after figuring in the list of districts with PM2.5 in the air at unsafe levels. PM2.5 is particulate matter measuring less than 2.5 micrometres in diameter.
Published: Jan 13, 2020
Two villagers in a Sisaket district said farmers set fire to dried straw in paddy fields to enable them to plough the land and grow fresh crops without taking into consideration the pollution caused by the burning smoke, ecological destruction or the inevitable death of small creatures.
Published: Sep 24, 2019
Smoke from forest fires in Sumatra, Indonesia, caused the 24-hour average levels of PM2.5 – airborne particulates 2.5 microns or less in diameter – in Narathiwat and Yala to hit nearly 90 micrograms per cubic metre of air on Tuesday. The levels were almost double the Thai safe level of 50mcg and quadruple the World Health Organisation’s safety level of 25mcg.