Harmful PM2.5 levels in 15 Bangkok districts
published : 9 Jan 2023 at 12:51
writer: Gary Boyle
ORIGINAL SOURCE/WRITER: Apinya Wipatayotin
Fifteen districts of Bangkok were found with harmful levels of PM2.5 dust, above the government's safe threshold of 50 microgrammes per cubic metre (µg/m³), on Monday morning.
Over the entire Bangkok and surrounding area, PM2.5 dust levels ranged from 33-57 µg/m³.
The Pollution Control Department expected levels of PM2.5 dust to increase in central Bangkok and northern and southern Thon Buri on Tuesday due to stagnant air.
Air quality was likely to improve in Bangkok and surrounding areas from Jan 11-15, when a strong northeasterly wind was forecast, the department said.
Air quality reports are available via websites Air4Thai.com and bangkokairquality.com or Air4Thai and AirBkk apps.
Areas with over 50 µg/m³ of PM2.5 dust were: Khlong Sam Wa, Bang Phlat, Din Daeng, Samphanthawong, Wang Thong Lang, Pathum Wan, Bang Na, Lat Krabang, Nong Chok, Thon Buri, Khlong San, Talingchan, Nong Khaem, Bang Sue and Bang Khen.
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- entire: including everything, everyone or every part - ทั้งหมด
- forecast: a statement about what will happen in the future based on information available now - การพยากรณ์, การคาดการณ์
- harmful: causing damage or injury to somebody/something, especially to a person's health or to the environment - เป็นอันตราย,เป็นภัย
- 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 -
- pollution (noun): contaminated, when something has been made dirty, poisonous, unpleasant to see or smell and possibly dangerous to health - การทำให้เป็นมลพิษ, การทำให้สกปรก, ภาวะมลพิษ, สภาวะมลพิษ, มลภาวะเป็นพิษ, สภาพเป็นพิษ, ความสกปรก
- stagnant: (of water or air) not moving and therefore smells unpleasant - นิ่ง, น้ำทรง