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Excessive PM2.5 particulate found in ten areas of Bangkok and suburbs

Air quality in Bangkok and two neighbouring provinces has been fallen below standard, with the amount of PM2.5 dust particles exceeding 50 microns, the Pollution Control Department reported today.

The amount of PM2.5 particulate in Bangkok, Samut Prakan and Samut Sakhon has been measured at between 29-63 microns, with ten areas in excess of 50 microns.

The ten areas are Pathumwan, Bang Kor Laem, Khlong Sarn, Phasi Charoen, Bang Khen, Bangsue, Laksi, Tambon Mahachai of Samut Sakhon’s Muang district, Tambon Om Noi of Krathum Ban district of Samut Sakhon and Tambon Paknam of Samut Prakan’s Muang district.

The Department of Pollution Control issued an advisory for people in these areas to take precautions while performing out-door activities.

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