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Smog returns to greater Bangkok

Thick smog covers Samut Prakan and Bangkok on Monday morning. (Photo by Somchai Poomlard). Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

Pan Pacific Agency | COMMUICATION AGENCY FOR PACIFICA REGIONS

BANGKOK, Nov 7, 2019, Bangkok Post. Fine dust reached unsafe levels in 14 areas of greater Bangkok with the worst in the city’s Phasicharoen and Bang Phlad districts over the past 24 hours, the Pollution Control Department reported on Thursday morning, Bangkok Post reported.

The levels of particulate matter 2.5 micrometres and less in diameter were measured at 45 stations and readings from 14 stations showed unsafe levels ranging from 51 to 64 microgrammes per cubic metre of air in the 24 hours to 9am. The government-decreed safe threshold is 50mcg.

The worst levels were reported along Phetkasem Road in Phasicharoen district and Charansanitwong Road in Bang Phlad district.

Measured levels were also unsafe on Kanchanaphisek Road and Rama II Road in Bang Khunthian district, on Din Daeng Road in Din Daeng district, on Rama III-Charoen Krung Road in Bang Kholaem district, on Rama III Road in Yannawa district, on Soi Nikhom Banphak Rodfai Thonburi 5 in Bangkok Noi district, in Thung Wat Don sub-district of Sathon district, in Thung Song Hong sub-district of Laksi district, and in Bang Sue sub-district of Bang Sue district in Bangkok.

Heavy pollution was also reported in tambon Pak Nam of Muang district and tambon Song Khanong of Phra Pradaeng district in Samut Prakan province and tambon Om Noi of Krathum Baen district in Samut Sakhon province.

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