Level of PM2.5 particle dust likely to increase in many areas, especially in Bangkok, Public Health reports

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PM2.5 particle dust has returned and is likely to increase gradually in many areas across the country, the Ministry of Public Health warned the public on Wednesday, October 19th.

Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health, told the Associated Press that many areas reported an increase in PM2.5, especially in Bangkok which was found to exceed the safe average that could affect health.

According to the reports from the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA), the level of PM2.5 dust has increased to 55 micrograms per cubic in Bangkok’s Nong Khaem district as of yesterday morning.


Dr. Opas also warned vulnerable groups to reduce doing outdoor activities and use self-protection equipment when going outside. If they are having any health symptoms related to the respiratory system, they should seek medical treatment as soon as possible.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.