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Smog smothers Thai cities, pollution at 'unhealthy' levels

Jan 20, 2020 18:18 IST

Toxic smog has been smothering cities in Thailand for the past week, with residents in Bangkok blaming the govt for ineffective measures to combat the problem. PM 2.5 levels soared to 95 micrograms per cubic meter in some areas, which was categorised as 'unhealthy' by the country's Pollution Control Department. Bangkok's smog crisis results from still air and an excessive amount of ultrafine dust from vehicle emissions and other activities. Burning of fields is also being cited as a reason for smog outside of Bangkok.

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