Bangkok and neighboring provinces have excessive PM2.5 in the atmosphere

Air quality in Bangkok and adjacent provinces has continued to deteriorate for the second day in a row, with the amount of PM2.5 in the atmosphere of 40 areas exceeding 50 microns and reaching as high as 72 microns in the worst-affected areas, according to the 8am air quality reports from the Department of Pollution Control.

The department’s director-general, Atthaphol Charoenchansa, warned today that air quality in Bangkok could worsen, to a level which could endanger people’s health, until Monday because of the accumulation of dust caused by traffic congestion, as many Bangkok residents did not go out of town over the long weekend.

The areas where PM2.5 levels exceed the 50 micron safe level are:

  • Tambon Hirunrujee in Thon Buri district
  • Kanchanapisek Road in Bang Khun Thian district
  • Tambon Omnoi in Krathum Ban district of Samut Sakhon
  • Tambon Bang Prong of Muang district, Samut Prakan
  • Tambon Pak Nam in Muang District of Samut Prakan
  • Tambon Maha Chai in Muang district of Samut Sakhon
  • Ram 4 Road in Pathumwan district
  • Intharapitak Road in Thon Buri district
  • Lat Phrao Road in Wang Thong Lang district
  • Din Daeng Road in Din Daeng district
  • Tambon Nakhon Pathom in Nakhon Pathom
  • Tambon Khlong Kum of Bung Kum district
  • Khlong Sam Wa district, BKK
  • Chom Thong district, BKK
  • Bang Khae district, BKK
  • Rama 2 in Bang Khun Thian district
  • Vibhavadi Rangsit Road in Din Daeng district
  • Sukhumvit Road in Phra Khanong district
  • Rama 5 Road in Dusit district
  • Krung Kasem Road in Pom Prab district
  • Trimit Road, Odeon Circle in Samphanthawaong district
  • Rama 6 Road in Phya Thai district
  • Nawamin Road in Bang Kapi district
  • Lat Krabang Road in Lat Krabang district
  • Ratchadapisek Road in Thon Buri district
  • Charoen Nakhon Road in Khlong Sarn district
  • Ekkachai Road in Bang Bon district
  • Khlong Thawee Wattana Road in Thawee Wattana district
  • Pracha-uthit Road in Thung Khru district
  • Samsen Road in Phra Nakhon district
  • Tambon Khlong Toei in Khlong Toei district
  • Tabmbon Bang Sue in Bang Sud district
  • Pahonyothin Road in Bang Khen district
  • Don Mueang district Road
  • Bang Na Road in Bang Na district

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)