Smog was back in Bangkok yesterday, October 22.
Fine dust levels reached unsafe levels in many districts of Bangkok and some districts in Samut Prakan and Samut Sakhon provinces on Tuesday, reported Bangkok Post.
Pollution Control Department (PCD) Director General Pralong Damrongthai said that the levels of particulate matter 2.5 micrometres or less in diameter (PM2.5) were between 32-84 microgrammes per cubic metre (µg/m³) of air in greater Bangkok over the 24 hours to 9am yesterday. The so-called “safe” threshold is set at 50µg/m³ by the government, the report added.
According to the news, fine dust breached safe levels in Bangkok’s Bang Kholaem, Thon Buri, Klong San, Bangkok Noi, Bang Phlat (Charan Sanitwong Road), Bang Khunthian (Rama II Road), Pathumwan (Chamchuri Square), Sathon, Phasicharoen (Phetkasem Road), and Bang Sue districts.
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