Artikel tagged “air pollution”

  • Thailand still in the world’s Top 14 for TB cases

    Thailand still in the world’s Top 14 for TB cases

    Thailand is struggling with tuberculosis, and remains in the list of the world’s 14 worst hit countries. Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis . The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but they can also damage other parts of the body.

  • Ministry works towards ending sugarcane burning in three years

    Ministry works towards ending sugarcane burning in three years

    The Ministry of Industry is proposing to the Thai Cabinet a plan to end sugarcane farmers’ annual burn-off of their plantations before harvesting. The practice is being largely blamed for the north’s smog problems.

  • “Toxic air pollution shortens children’s lives by 20 months”

    “Toxic air pollution shortens children’s lives by 20 months”

    In the wake of the PM’s visit to Chiang Mai this week, and more than two months of high levels of hazardous air pollution, a report emerges that links air pollution to the life expectancy of children. The international report says that air pollution will shorten life expectancy of children by up to 20 months on average. The 2019 State of Global Air (SOGA) report say that South Asian countries such as India and Pakistan were most vulnerable.

  • Air quality in 9 northern provinces worse in March-April

    Air quality in 9 northern provinces worse in March-April

    Smog problems in nine of Thailand’s northern provinces is forecast to get worse during the next two months due to forest fires. This is despite a complete ban on the open burning of vegetation or trash. Chongklai Worapongsathorn, deputy director-general of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plants Conservation spoke to local fire fighters before they are sent to the northern provinces to fight forest fires which have been raging for weeks, belching PM2.5 micron dust and smoke particles into the air and threatening the health of the residents in the north and north-eastern population centres.

  • Saying no to ‘Say No’ campaigns – Tackling Thailand’s plastic bag problem

    Saying no to ‘Say No’ campaigns – Tackling Thailand’s plastic bag problem

    Some timid but long overdue steps are now being taken towards reducing Thailand’s plastic waste. Baby steps to start with but there is no doubt that the issue has now entered the Thai national psyche. In reaction, so far, Thai businesses have, for the most part, made only cursory PR efforts at tackling the bigger problem but, again, it’s a start.

  • Air quality for Thailand – February 25

    Air quality for Thailand – February 25

    Central Thailand Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution. Northern Thailand Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution

  • Rain-making efforts will continue until end of month in Khon Kaen

    Rain-making efforts will continue until end of month in Khon Kaen

    The Northeastern Royal Rainmaking Operation Centre is extending the royal rainmaking operation period, as part of air pollution reduction efforts, until the end of February.

  • Poor air quality and smoke continue to dog Chiang Mai

    Poor air quality and smoke continue to dog Chiang Mai

    PHOTO: Sanook Chiang Mai continue to suffer from a smog and haze crisis. Residents are suffering the affects of the poor air quality for the second week in a row in the northern Thai city.

  • Air quality for Thailand – February 22

    Air quality for Thailand – February 22

    Central Thailand Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.

  • Bangkok air pollution: PM demands action and threatens limiting road traffic

    Bangkok air pollution: PM demands action and threatens limiting road traffic

    PHOTOS: The Nation The Thai PM says he is determined to step up measures to fight the worsening air pollution problem plaguing Bangkok. Limiting the use of vehicles with an odd-even day schedule is on the cards, he said. Speaking at the opening ceremony of “Our Country, Our Future” exhibition yesterday, Prayut warned that if the smog in Bangkok was not effectively tackled, he will have an order issued by the NCPO prohibiting people from driving alone, ban the use of diesel cars and even implement road-space rationing to mitigate the PM2.5 crisis.