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Bangkok faces prolonged air pollution crisis

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BANGKOK is facing an air pollution crisis that has choked the capital since late last year, with academicians warning of serious impact on public health and a threat to the economy.

As of 6pm on Monday, various areas of Bangkok and its vicinity are suffering a huge volume of PM2.5 pollution particles that exceeds the Thai safety limit of 50 microgrammes per cubic meter, according to the Pollution Control Department (µg/m³).

Reading taken by 10 air quality stations around Bangkok showed PM2.5 levels in the city ranged between 70 and 100 µg/m³, the Bangkok Post reported.

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Citing a ranking by www.airvisual.com, Greenpeace Thailand tweeted that Bangkok ranked the ninth worst city on Earth for air quality.

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