Air pollution closes all municipal schools Wednesday until Friday

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Air pollution closes all municipal schools Wednesday until Friday

Post by Udon Map » February 26, 2020, 2:54 pm

Air pollution closes all municipal schools Wednesday until Friday

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All schools under the supervision of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) have been ordered closed from tomorrow (Wednesday) until Friday, as air quality in the capital worsened today and the situation is likely to persist due to poor air circulation and accumulation of PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere.

City Hall spokesman Pongsakorn Kwanmuang said today that the city administration will ask high-rise and the electric train construction sites to suspend operations until Friday.

Police have been asked to prevent trucks with six wheels or more from accessing the Ratchadapisek ring road from midday until midnight on Thursday and to set up roadblocks to check vehicle exhaust emissions.

District officials and municipal police will patrol open areas to make sure there is no burning outdoors, while city workers will spray water in the air and on roads to wash away dust.

The whole of Bangkok and its vicinity were found to contain excessive amounts of PM2.5 dust this morning, measured at between 55-90 microns, according to the Pollution Control Department.

62 air quality measurement stations in Bangkok and neighbouring provinces, including Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, Nonthaburi and Pathum Thani, show the health threatening levels of PM2.5, which exceed the 50-micron safety threshold. The highest level was found at Tambon Paknam in Muang district of Samut Prakan.

In the eastern province of Rayong, the PCD reported this morning that air quality readings show the level of PM2.5 ranging from 58 to 118 microns in Tambon Huay Pong, Tambon Noen Phra, Tambon Tapong and Tambon Map Ta Pud in Muang district and Tambon Tha Toom in Sri Mahapo district.

In the northernmost province of Mae Hong Son, the highest level of PM 2.5 was reported in Tambon Chong Kham in Muang district, at 125.


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Re: Air pollution closes all municipal schools Wednesday until Friday

Post by joudon » February 26, 2020, 3:04 pm

Pollution in Bangkok , symptom of a country without a fuctioning Government.

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Re: Air pollution closes all municipal schools Wednesday until Friday

Post by RLTrader » February 28, 2020, 8:39 pm

Traffic Jams and Pollution are Destroying Capitalist Southeast Asian Cities
It is mad, it is insane, but to get from point A to point B in Bangkok or Jakarta can easily take 2 or 3 hours. Often, the traffic comes to a total gridlock. The air quality is now one of the worst on earth....
https://journal-neo.org/2020/02/27/traf ... an-cities/

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Re: Air pollution closes all municipal schools Wednesday until Friday

Post by Khun Paul » February 29, 2020, 9:36 am

Yes 16 years ago stayed for a week in Central Bangkok, after three days was coughing and spluttering, hate to think what it is now , luckily here we have a breeze most days which keeps it as bay to a certain extent, but even downtown Udon can get a little hazy and bad.

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Post by FrazeeDK » February 29, 2020, 9:57 am

on average in Udon right now the AQI is 137 with the air reported at 145 on the north side of town. I can smell the smoke of burning fields on the east side.. https://www.airvisual.com/thailand/chan ... udon-thani
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Re: Air pollution closes all municipal schools Wednesday until Friday

Post by Barney » February 29, 2020, 10:48 am

The heading is about schools closing, just opening another thread with an excuse to talk about air pollution. I think schools have closed for a couple of months. So end of story.
At least my daughter will be home now for an eternity.


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Re: Air pollution closes all municipal schools Wednesday until Friday

Post by Udon Map » February 29, 2020, 12:21 pm

This is the highest I've ever seen it anywhere. From Friday morning, February 28, at 9 a.m. in Chiang Mai:

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Re: Air pollution closes all municipal schools Wednesday until Friday

Post by GT93 » March 3, 2020, 2:19 pm

Sadly some will be dying prematurely from ------ air. I wouldn't want to be living in Chiang Mai with respiratory problems.

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