Residents advised to take protective measures for Pattaya air pollution

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Residents in Pattaya are being warned to wear masks when going out doors due to air pollution.

Local residents in Pattaya have shown increasing levels of concern over the air quality in Pattaya over last week, in which a large cloud of what appears to be smog has settled over the city obscuring the view and ability to see the islands in Pattaya Bay over the past week. Of note, however, is that the issue appears slightly better today as of November 25, 2020

Read more about our previous story HERE.

The Pattaya City Deputy Mayor Monoch Nongyai said yesterday “We are aware of PM 2.5. The highest air-pollution periods were last Friday (November 20th) which was more than 100 as it also was long holidays with lots of traffic.”

“Yesterday morning the smog level was about 50.”

The Pattaya News notes we did not independently verify or check the deputy Mayor’s statements in regards to air quality levels and the statements regarding the air quality levels and numbers are his own.

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“Smog was also blown from nearby areas to Pattaya as well as pollution from vehicles. The smog could potentially be dangerous for health.” The Deputy Mayor added.

“Locals usually burn garbage which has increased smog and dust. Please do not increase more smog by burning and ensure you are properly disposing of trash in the Pattaya and Chonburi area.” Monoch stated.

“We advise residents to wear protective masks and take proactive measures to protect themselves from the dust.” Monoch concluded.


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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.