City Smog Expected to Get Worse
By: Talk Bangkok
The secretary of the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia has warned that Bangkok's air quality is likely to get worse, reports the Bangkok Post. The expected increase in carbon monoxide, air particle size and ozone are due mostly to traffic congestion.

A switch to environmentally friendly Euro IV petrol was supposed to alleviate the pollution problems in Bangkok, but, in the last two years, the amounts of air pollutants have actually increased. Developed countries have established that air particles of particulate matter (PM) sized 2.5 or larger can cause health problems. Thailand is unable to accurately measure that amount because their instruments only detect PM 10 or larger.

The levels of PM 10 particles have increased by 43% last year in many cities in Thailand including Bangkok as well as Nakhon Ratchasima, Rayong and Saraburi. Unsurprisingly, the team also found that the water in the canals around the city were polluted with untreated household waste.

 


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