Air air pollution rise in northern Thailand attributed to 149 managed forest fires

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Concern grows because the air pollution downside within the North and North-east areas of Thailand threatens to affect the well being of the general public.
Phrae (northern Thailand) was the worst affected space in Thailand on Monday morning with the PM2.5 reaching 102 micrograms per cubic metre and the Air Quality Index (AQI) level of 212, whereas PM10 hit 132 micrograms.

The Climate Change Data Centre has attributed the rise of PM2.5 over the earlier few days to the burning of several managed fires in the North to forestall future forest fires. Best selling has 149 fireplace ‘hotspots’ from February 4-10, making it second solely to Cambodia with 159, whereas Vietnam had 61 and Myanmar 18. Many of the fires, unofficially, are from the burning off of cane and rice plantations in readiness for model new crops.
Lampang’s Mae Mo district, Chiang Mai’s Saraphi and Hot district, Lamphun and Phrae’s Long and Rong Kwang districts have all been categorised as “affecting health” because of the high ranges of air pollution.
Local residents are being suggested to stay indoors when potential, with those who are more susceptible (due to age, being pregnant or continual ailments) to be additional careful..

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