Blanket of hazardous haze smothers city

16.12.2020 - 06:06

Toxic haze caused by health-hazardous PM2.5 fine dust particles shrouded Bangkok's skyline on Monday, with the air quality in 49 out of 50 districts reaching unhealthy levels. Air pollution in the capital worsened as the PM2.5 level intensified, exceeding the Pollution Control Department's permitted "safe" level of 50 microgrammes per cubic metre (µg/m³), which is double the World Health Organization's recommendation.

(Environment, Health, Bangkok)

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