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    air quality

    I have had different answers for this question. Some say no problem, others say

    they slash and burn, so quite a bit of smoke in the air. I have asthma so it is

    important to me. So far I have only been on the coast.

    whittler

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    I quit smoking four years ago, and lived in Pattaya on the east coast of Thailand for five years. When I quit smoking I developed asma. I now live in Korat and the asma went away. The air is much cleaner in the northeast of Thailand.
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    Although Tex mentioned in a previous post smoke as a result of burning, myself, I have never seen it, usually the air quality is pristine where we are.

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    The air is ok in Korat. Burning brush and trash can smoke the air a little. Biggest prob where I live is the owners of cows and kwai make these awful smudge fires to keep the mosquitos away at dusk. Veeeerrrrry smoky.

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    Thailand is generally bad, CM is real bad, Phetchabun is bad, and a Thai will set anything on fire and they have asthma and love smoke,,silly bastards.

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    At the end of each rice season, rather than plow the stalks and husks under to enrich the soil for the next season (work), they burn it off (clever). The plots of farm are small and owned by various people, so it's not organized -- all burn at different times. They always burn at dusk, so they can tell when the fire is burning up their tuk-tuk or the neighbor's cattle pen. For about a two or three week period each fall it's smokey most nights -- degree depending on how far away any paticular field is being burned that night.

    All other times of the year, it's much clearer than anywhere else in Thailand I've been.

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    Where I live smoke is a problem for two months every year.
    Firstly when they burn the rice stubble and again when they burn the forest leaves.

    I would guess that unless you stay on the coast then everywhere in LOS will have air quality problems sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    Although Tex mentioned in a previous post smoke as a result of burning, myself, I have never seen it, usually the air quality is pristine where we are.
    And the bars are full of old farts, so I would go and live in Udon if I were you, Whittler.

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    I want to thank all of you for your responses. It may be little awhile, the Dr. found a growth on my lower spine. They are doing tests now. Hopefuly everything
    will be ok.

    whittler

    p.s. I want to add, you know when you are lonely, scared, it is nice to have a place like here where people are kind to you know you can ask dumb questions
    and not feel dumb asking. When I do I am met with straight answers, and some
    humor. I hope when I finally get back I can meet some of you who have helped
    me.

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    ^ Hope it all works out well, Whittler.
    Remember "Old farts rule"

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    Remember "Old farts go home early"
    Never truer words uttered.

    Good luck Whittler with the new tail.

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    all old farts? id never had guessed it

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    burning

    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    At the end of each rice season, rather than plow the stalks and husks under to enrich the soil for the next season (work), they burn it off (clever). The plots of farm are small and owned by various people, so it's not organized -- all burn at different times. They always burn at dusk, so they can tell when the fire is burning up their tuk-tuk or the neighbor's cattle pen. For about a two or three week period each fall it's smokey most nights -- degree depending on how far away any paticular field is being burned that night.

    All other times of the year, it's much clearer than anywhere else in Thailand I've been.
    Not all rice farmers {or collective communities} burn off, rather than sow.

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    towards the middle

    Quote Originally Posted by whittler View Post
    I have had different answers for this question. Some say no problem, others say

    they slash and burn, so quite a bit of smoke in the air. I have asthma so it is

    important to me. So far I have only been on the coast.

    whittler
    You've been receiving some sound and different comments, Whittler. All one could say is, not one situation is the same twice. For everyone that has experienced this and that - it might be different down the road or even change up the next time. Contrary to popular observations, not all rice farmers burn their waste off. As it has been stated, most burning is generally grouped within a time frame - and then it ceases. Thais DO BURN EVERYTHING. It's a national sport. There is nowhere in the country where one might escape the stench of something burning. City or country. It is what it is. As to your medical condition, it might be best adviced for you to combat and protect your delicacies as you see fit. Don't rely on your living situation {wherever it may be} to adjust to your asthma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    Contrary to popular observations, not all rice farmers burn their waste off.
    Burning rice fields is driven by local custom and practice. Some villages do and some don't. Where I live they don't. They do burn nightly to keep the mosquitoes off live stock. I myself have no adverse reaction to the smoke but for people with lung ailments of any sort it must be a big issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by whittler
    the Dr. found a growth on my lower spine. They are doing tests now. Hopefuly everything will be ok.
    Hope all goes well and it is something minor as these things usually are.

    Quote Originally Posted by whittler
    I hope when I finally get back I can meet some of you who have helped me.
    I would look forward to it as I'm sure many others here would as well.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Thanks To All

    I have good news, the growth onm my spine is non-malignant, and I want to

    thank all of you for your well wishes and advice. I am in the final stages of

    getting rid of my house. I could be on my way as soon as 3 or 4 months.

    I plan to stay a month in Pattaya / Jomtien to catch up with old friends,

    then I would like to stay a week or two in Ban Chang / Rayong , then on to

    Hua Hin / Cha Am. But you know what they say about plans in LOS.

    I can't wait to make my move.

    whittler

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    good luck and all the best for thailand whittler

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    Quote Originally Posted by whittler
    the growth onm my spine is non-malignant,
    That is indeed great news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whittler
    I have good news, the growth on my spine is non-malignant
    Good. These "growths" seldom are but always best to have them checked.

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