Poor Air Quality today

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Poor Air Quality today

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Re: Poor Air Quality today

Post by AzalKH » Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:22 am

Certainly noticeable in the Koh Pich area, buildings a couple of hundred metres away have a distinct desaturated look compared to normal
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Re: Poor Air Quality today

Post by King Keil » Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:32 am

AzalKH wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:22 am
Certainly noticeable in the Koh Pich area, buildings a couple of hundred metres away have a distinct desaturated look compared to normal
And that should be a good area with the breeze. Yesterday was riding the bike on the other side after the ferry from naga and could barely breathe. They are burning stuff everywhere.
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Re: Poor Air Quality today

Post by fsdfdsdf » Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:10 pm

certainly a strong smell of burning plastic in the air this evening. the last two mornings Ive woken coughing phlem. maybe a rubbish dumb on fire
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Re: Poor Air Quality today

Post by DaveG » Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:31 am

So apart from the food, 12 year olds on scooters, mosquitoes with killer diseases, rice wine labelled up as vodka, bus drivers off their heads on meth, I now have to worry about air quality, KOW, !!!, I wonder every day how I am still alive :shock:
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Re: Poor Air Quality today

Post by Doc67 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:37 am

Another crappy day on the air front, lots of cloud cover keeping it cool though...

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Re: Poor Air Quality today

Post by mcam » Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:10 am

What causes the poor air quality? You look at the world map and it's only Asia which has these high levels
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Re: Poor Air Quality today

Post by Doc67 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:46 am

Exhaust fumes are a big impact. These high readings are typically in the morning at around 8am during the rush hour. Bangkok has horrendous reading around that time at certain locations.

Unfortunately, there is only one sensor here, it's over by Olympic Stadium so the data is not great. Most cities have dozens of monitors so the data is a bit more impressive.

But 154 is nasty, unhealthy for all.
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Re: Poor Air Quality today

Post by mcam » Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:52 am

But the roads here in PP are no busier then some of the cities in Europe or even compared to Japan.
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Re: Poor Air Quality today

Post by Kammekor » Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:55 am

mcam wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:10 am
What causes the poor air quality? You look at the world map and it's only Asia which has these high levels
Loads of (old) cars and trucks
Massive construction
Massive (and I mean MASSIVE) unfiltered rubbish burning outside of the main centers
Burning of leaves / grass etc in the countryside

and maybe the most important one:

No rain washing out the dust, so dust can build up for days or even weeks
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