Saturday, August 12, 2017

Air Quality Alert in Thai Provinces

Greenpeace just revealed the results of an ongoing study to determine the health concerns associated with air pollution in Thailand. Fourteen Thai provinces were surveyed and were all found to have worse air quality than the World Health Organization allows. Pollutant particles as small as PM2.5 were found in large quantities. This size of pollutant particle poses a greater threat because it can easily be absorbed into the blood stream which can lead to health issues down the road. Surprisingly though, Bangkok was not the first city on the list of "worst air quality in Thailand", Bangkok scored a fourth place while the first place prize went to Khon Kaen with a grand total of 44 micrograms per cubic meter of air. Read more about what the Thai government is doing in order to combat this issue in these two articles: http://www.thejakartapost.com/seasia/2017/08/08/air-pollution-alert-in-14-thai-provinces.html

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