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Thailand: Smog in 9 northern provinces to increase March-April

28 February 2019

Thailand: Smog in 9 northern provinces to increase March-April

Smog problem in nine of Thailand’s Northern provinces is likely to get worse during March and April due to forest fires, despite a complete ban on the open burning of vegetation or trash.

 

Helicopters have been placed on standby to provide support and a complete ban on open burning has been imposed from February 10th to April 30th in Lampang, Chiang Rai, Nan, Phrae, Phayao, Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Lamphun and Tak.

 

The Department of Pollution Control reported that the air quality in the seven northern and two northeastern provinces was below standard and labeled condition orange, meaning it now poses health hazards.

 

Travelers traveling to affected areas are advised to monitor air quality index reports and limit strenuous outdoor activities. Children and people with respiratory illnesses are advised to be more cautious. Do not hesitate to consult your doctor if you experience breathing difficulties or other health problems when returning home.

 

Source: Thai PBS World