Bangkok blanketed in excessive amounts of PM2.5 dust pollution

Almost the entire city of Bangkok is suffering under a blanket of atmospheric dust particles today (Saturday), with 70 locations recording excessive levels of PM2.5, which is especially dangerous for children, the elderly and those suffering from respiratory problems.

According to the Air and Noise Quality Management Division at the Environment department at City Hall, air quality acrossBangkok has fallen to a level which is affecting health and, in some areas, the amount of PM2.5 continues to increase.

Those who develop a coughs, breathing difficulties or eye irritation are advised to spend less time outdoors, while the elderly, children and anyone suffering breathing difficulties have been told to avoid outdoor activities and wear protective masks.

The PM2.5 safety threshold is 50 microns. These 17 areas were found to have PM2.5 particulate matter ranging from 91 to 320 microns:

 

Srinakharin Road in Prawet

Thawee Wattana Road in Wattana

Petkasem Road in Nong Khaem

Sihanuranukit Road in Min Buri

Bang Na-Trat highway in Bang Na

Bang Mod sub-district, Chom Thong

Petkasem Road in Phasi Charoen

Thawee Wanarom park in Thawee Wattana

Riab Waree Road in Nong Chok

Aekkachai Road in Bang Bon

Kanna Yao sub-district in Kanna Yao

Khlong Toey sub-district in Khlong Toey

Phattanakarn Road in Suan Luang

Sukhapibaan 5 Road in Sai Mai

Khlong Goom sub-district in Bung Goom

Petkasem Road at Tha Phra intersection, Bangkok Yai

Buddha Monthon 1 Road in Taling Chan

 

The following 52 areas have PM2.5 dust particles, ranging from 64 to 90 microns:

 

Liab Khlong Song Road in Khlong Sam Wa

Sukhumvit Road in Phra Khanong

Bang Khae sub-district, Bang Khae

Rama 3 Road in Yan Nawa

Nawamin Road at Bang Kapi intersection, Bang Kapi

Aekkachai Road in Wattana

Lat Krabang Road in Lat Krabang

Rama 2 Road in Bang Khun Thian

Pracha-uthit Road in Thung Khru

Ramkhamhaeng Road in Saphan Soong

Narkniwat Road in Lat Phrao

Pahonyothin Road in Bang Khen

Ratchadapisek-Tha Phra Road in Thon Buri

Thon Buri Rom Park in Thung Khru

Vibhavadi-Rangsit highway in Don Mueang

Thung Wat Don sub-district in Sathorn

Serithai Park in Bung Goom

Samsen Road in Phra Nakhon

Lat Phrao Road, Soi Lat Phrao 95 in Wang Thong Lang

Rama 3-Charoenkrung Road in Bang Khor Laem

Nikhom Rodfai Thon Buri 5 Road in Bangkok Noi

Trimit Road and Wongwian Odeon in Samphanthawong

Charoen Nakhon Road in Khlong San

Sukhothai Road in Dusit

Bang Sue sub-district in Bang Sue

Ratburana Road in Ratburana

Rama 4 Road in Pathumwan

Bang Khae Phirom Park in Bang Khae

Queen Sirikit 60th Anniversary Park

Rama 6 Road in Phya Thai

Thung Song Hong sub-district in Lak Si

Benjasiri Park in Khlong Toey

Narathiwat Road in Bang Rak

Vibhavadi Rangsit highway in Din Daeng

Pracha-uthit Road in Huay Khwang

Pahonyothin Road in Chatuchak

King’s 6th Cycle Anniversary Park

King Rama 9 Suan Luang Park in Prawet

Charunsanitwong Road in Bang Phlad

Santiparb Park in Rajthevi

Lan Luang Road in Pom Prab

Ramintra stadium in Bang Khen

Benjakitti Park in Khlong Toey

Nong Chok Park in Nong Chon

Phra Nakhon Park in Lat Krabang

Rama 8 Park in Bang Phad

Rommanee Thung Seekan Park in Don Mueang

Chatuchak Park in Chatuchak

Phya Thai Road in Rajthevi

Queen Sirikit Park in Chatuchak

Chalerm Phrakiart 80th Anniversary park in Bangkok Noi

Lumpini Park in Pathumwan

 

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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