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Bangkok’s Bad Air Returns with PM2.5 Alert Today

PM2.5 Black Smoke Air Pollution Trucks Bangkok Thailand

Bangkok’s bad air will return in force today through Thursday as particulate matter 2.5 micrometers and smaller (PM2.5) will rise due to air stagnation, the Pollution Control Department said.

PCD Director-General Attapol Charoenpansa said air pollution in greater Bangkok and cities resulted mainly from vehicles.

Last year, officials checked 234,640 vehicles and found 60,301 of them or 48.8% emitted hazardous levels of black smoke.

Government officials were intensifying the suppression of vehicles with harmful levels of emissions and imposing harshest punishment on their owners, Attapol said.

Officials set up checkpoints on main and minor roads in greater Bangkok as well as in major provinces.

Bangkok’s bad air will return in force today through Thursday as particulate matter 2.5 micrometers and smaller (PM2.5) will rise due to air stagnation, the Pollution Control Department said.

PCD Director-General Attapol Charoenpansa said air pollution in greater Bangkok and cities resulted mainly from vehicles.

Last year, officials checked 234,640 vehicles and found 60,301 of them or 48.8% emitted hazardous levels of black smoke.

Government officials were intensifying the suppression of vehicles with harmful levels of emissions and imposing harshest punishment on their owners, Attapol said.

Officials set up checkpoints on main and minor roads in greater Bangkok as well as in major provinces.

People can report vehicles with black smoke at the phone number 1584 of the Land Transport Department, 1197 of traffic police and 1650 of the Pollution Control Department.