Air pollution has plagued Bangkok for a very long time and residents have not been helped by the slow responses of the authorities to the problems.
A bird’s-eye view of Bangkok’s business area choking in smog. The City Hall’s Environment Department’s latest air pollution study found high levels of small dust particles in the air. PATTARAPONG CHATPATTARASILL
More than 20 years ago, the lead level in Bangkok's air was dangerously high with the amount being measured at 5.69 microgrammes per cubic metre (ug/cu m) - or more than four times higher than the safety standard.
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