Excessive amounts of PM2.5 dust were detected in 23 areas of Bangkok and peripherals today, according to the Air4Thai website.
The areas were PM2.5 exceed the standard level of 37.5 microns are:
- Ma Charoen Road, Phet Kasem 8 in Nong Khaem district, 48.3 microns.
- Bansomdej Chaopraya Rajathat University in Thon Buri district, 40.2 microns.
- Charan Sanitwong Road in Bang Phlat district, 40.9 microns.
- Rama III Road, 38.3 microns.
- Liab Waree Road in Nong Chok district, 46.3 microns.
- Krung Kasem Road in Pom Prap district, 39.2 microns.
- Lat Krabang district, 40.7 microns.
- Odeon circle and Traimit Road in Samphanthawong district, 38.9 microns.
- Sam Yam Mitrtown on Rama IV Road, 40.4 microns.
- Thawee Wattana district, 40.4 microns.
- Bang Phlat district office on Charan Sanitwong Road, 40.9 microns.
- Pathumwan district in front of Sam Yan Mitrtown, 39.9 microns.
- Bang Khun Thian district, 42.7 microns.
- Bangkok Yai district at Tha Phra junction, 39.4 microns.
- Samut Prakan provincial hall in Mueang district of Samut Prakan, 41.5 microns.
Additionally, excessive PM2.5 pollution was also detected today in Samut Sakhon, Nakhon Pathom, Sukhothai, Phitsanuloke, Phichit, Uthai Thani, Suphan Buri and Nong Khai.
Meanwhile, Interior Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said today he is sending a circular to all provincial governors to put in place measures to deal with the PM2.5 problem and forest fires as the dry season approaches.
People who are caught lighting fires in forests can face a maximum jail term of seven years and 140,000 baht in fines if convicted, according to the Criminal Code, and five years in prison and a 50,000 baht in fine in accordance with the Forest Act.
Source: Thai PBS World