NAN, Jan 28 (TNA) – Smog from burning of farm waste and
bushfires continues to plague several provinces in northern Thailand.
Affected by thick haze, residents of Nan province are
concerned over health hazard deriving from the pollution. A child care center in Nan city has installed
air purifier to filter dust particle.
Over 80 hotspots are reported in the province while farmland
burning continues despite official warnings.
The level of PM2.5 averaged at 111 micrograms per cubic meter, exceeding
safety level of 50 micrograms.
PM2.5 level in Chiang Mai was even worse, soaring to 313
micrograms in Doi Tao district Tuesday morning.
Authorities expect worsening situation as burning is still
widespread and uncontrolled. High level
of PM2.5 has persisted for three days in the district.
With high level of fine dust particle, related agencies have
attempted to tackle hazardous air condition.
A public relation campaign has been carried out to inform people of how
to protect themselves from the air pollution and how to help curb the problem.