Bangkok on high alert as PM2.5 levels forecast to rise

10.01.2020 - 00:22

Vulnerable groups urged to stay indoors

Bangkok on Wednesday recorded the world's third worst air quality on Air Visual, a popular app monitoring pollution, while City Hall is on high alert for a predicted rise in PM2.5 levels until the end of this week. The level of PM2.5 at 9.30am on Wednesday rose to over 119 microgrammes per cubic metre (µg/m³), placing the Thai capital third behind only Australia's Canberra and India's New Delhi in terms of air pollution.

(Environment, Health, Bangkok)

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