Warning! PM 2.5 higher from 2-4 February 2023.
The PM 2.5 levels will be higher from 2-4 February 2023. Doctor Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoen from the Department of Health reported on 1 February 2023. Suwanchai stated the PM 2.5 level currently is at 12-129. There are 56 areas where the PM 2.5 level is exceeding the standard level at 50. In 5 provinces the PM 2.5 level is at a red level where it directly affects your health. This includes Bangkok, Samut Songkhram, Nakhon Phanom, Chiang Mai, and Lamphun.
Starting from the 2nd to the 4th, the PM 2.5 level in Bangkok and nearby provinces, The Northern part, and Northeastern Part will have PM 2.5 levels that exceed the standard level. This is mainly due to low winds and burnings in the areas. Levels that exceed the standard will directly affect your health. Symptoms include teary eyes, itchy eyes, stuffy nose, runny nose, sore throat, dry cough, and itchy skin. Severe symptoms can include trouble breathing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. About 70% of people experience these symptoms when PM 2.5 levels exceed the standard level. This especially applies to children aged 5-14 years old.
The doctor asks for people in these areas to keep close track on their health. Those in the orange areas where PM 2.5 levels are between 51-90 are advised to avoid the outdoors. If it is unavoidable then it is best to wear a mask. Those who are experiencing symptoms should see a doctor and those with existing illnesses have to make sure their medication is up to date. Those in red areas should avoid the outdoors. Schools are advised to cancel the national anthem gathering in the mornings. Schools are also advised to close their doors and windows and to keep a close watch on students with allergies.
FB Caption: This includes Bangkok, Samut Songkhram, Nakhon Phanom, Chiang Mai, and Lamphun.