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Smog returns to Bangkok

The level of fine PM 2.5 dust particles exceeded safety standards at seven air-quality monitoring stations in Bangkok on Tuesday morning.(File photo)

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Smog returned to Bangkok with PM 2.5 dust exceeding safe levels at seven monitoring stations on Tuesday morning, with up to 57 microgrammes per cubic metre of air.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s environment office reported that levels of PM2.5 rose above safe levels in Bang Khen Laksi, Phasicharoen, Bang Sue, Pathumwan, Bang Kho Laem and Khong San. 

A city clerk advised people in affected areas to take care of their health.

If they experienced coughing, breathing difficulties and eye irritation they should reduce the duration of their outdoor activities, she said.  

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Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) : the local government of Bangkok - กรุงเทพมหานคร

clerk (noun): a person whose job is to keep the records or accounts in an office, shop/store etc - เสมียน

coughing : the action of forcing air up through your throat with a sudden noise, especially when you have a cold - ไอ

duration : the period of time during which something continues to happen or exist - ช่วงระยะเวลา, ความทนทาน

irritation : a painful feeling in a part of the body, often with red skin or swelling - การทำให้ระคายเคือง,การยั่วโทสะ,การกวนประสาท,การทำให้ฉุนเฉียว,ความระคายเคือง,การอักเสบ

PM2.5 (n): atmospheric particulate matter (PM) with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres, which is about 3% the diameter of a human hair. It can lodge in the lungs and enter blood vessels, leading to respiratory and cardiovascular disease -

smog (noun): clouds of dirty and smokey air - หมอกควัน, ควัน, ควันพิษ,


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