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    Itís getting dangerous to breathe in Khon Kaen

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    KHON KAEN, an economic hub of Thailandís Northeast, has been struggling with serious air pollution for at least four consecutive days.

    The Air Quality Index (AQI) as of yesterday stood at 206 and the level of PM2.5 particles per cubic metre of air hovered between 96 and 103 micrograms. All the readings were well beyond safe limits.


    AQI beyond 200 signifies unhealthy air, triggering warning to not venture outdoors without a facemask, while the safe level for PM2.5 is 50 per cubic metre.


    The World Health Organisation has described PM2.5 Ė airborne particulates 2.5 micrometres or less in diameter Ė as ďcarcinogenicĒ. Exposure to a dangerous level of PM2.5 poses health risk and in severe cases can lead to death.

    Khon Kaen residents have been at risk since last Thursday.



    On February 7 the AQI touched 208 and PM2.5 hit 98. The following day the AQI stood at 213 and PM2.5 103. On Saturday the AQI was 206 and PM2.5 96.



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    it?s getting dangerous to breath in khon kaen,SO STOP THEN.

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    Well done "government" chappies, they have been encouraging and paying folks in this area to switch to growing sugar cane, short term thinking as usual, they forgot to tell them they are not supposed to burn it !

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    Getting a bit hazy in Roiet as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    Well done "government" chappies, they have been encouraging and paying folks in this area to switch to growing sugar cane, short term thinking as usual, they forgot to tell them they are not supposed to burn it !
    Isn't there some sort of public service announcements on Thai television, to inform the slack jawed bug-munchers to not set fire to everything.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Isn't there some sort of public service announcements on Thai television, to inform the slack jawed bug-munchers to not set fire to everything.?
    Do you think they would care if there was?

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    ^You'd think with all the hoo-haa about Bangkok's smog problems in the last month that, y'know,.. Ok, I'll get me coat.

    From the BP: https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/gen...-defy-burn-ban

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    The only imperative the Thai react to, altruism and community awareness linked to social responsibility and environmental concerns not being a priority in their lives, is money. Burn anything in your garden or field and you pay 5000 baht would concentrate their minds.
    Bangkok's smog problems would evaporate literally overnight if they stopped the filthy practice of cooking in the streets.

    London fog killed thousands until they finally restricted the burning of coal.

    Hope for the Thai yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Bangkok's smog problems would evaporate literally overnight if they stopped the filthy practice of cooking in the streets.
    Not with all those 30 year old oil burning buses on the roads. What happened to the electric buses they were gonna bring in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Not with all those 30 year old oil burning buses on the roads. What happened to the electric buses they were gonna bring in?
    Dill, they want to introduce them but with the Bahts' strength against GBP, they can't afford to increase prices necessary for the electric vehicles for fear of upsetting aged sex tourists like the The Gent who'll get priced out of their months Batty sojourn to Bangers

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    The AQI numbers are made up anyway. Either fabricated or they hose down the sensors..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Getting a bit hazy in Roiet as well.
    Same same in vientiane for about a week. Missus been wearing a facemask 24/7

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