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Air pollution alert in 14 Thailand provinces
« on: August 09, 2017, 05:36:57 AM »
Wed 9 Aug 2017, 9:20 am

Air pollution alert in 14 Thailand provinces

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM
THE NATION



BANGKOK: -- AIR POLLUTION in 14 provinces across Thailand is much higher than World Health Organisation (WHO) safe limits, Greenpeace revealed yesterday in a shock report.
 
The environmental group made the announcement yesterday as it disclosed average readings of PM2.5 – particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micron – in the country during the first half of 2017. PM2.5 is so small that it can be inhaled into the blood system and cause cancer and heart disease.
 
The assessment of PM2.5 levels at 19 air quality measurement stations in 14 provinces across the country showed that every station recorded levels higher than the WHO recommendation of less than 10 milligrams per cubic metre of air.
 
“Greenpeace has monitored PM2.5 levels in Thailand since 2015 and found that the top five provinces that have the highest records of PM2.5 were the same every year, which is a clear sign that we have to do something to clean our air,” said Chariya Senpong, Greenpeace coordinator on climate change and energy.
 
Continue reading on THE NATION: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30323241


Greenpeace reports hazardous PM2.5 levels at every air quality test site.