Bangkok and its neighboring provinces are covered with dust on Tuesday morning, but Saraburi province is in the red zone, which means having a very unhealthy air, said the Pollution Control Department.
Fine dust of PM2.4 particulate with larger dust particles coming from transport vehicles’ emissions and ongoing construction activities are covering several areas in the capital on Tuesday.
According to The Nation report, more than 30 zones in Bangkok were tagged orange in the air quality index.
Orange indicates unhealthy air that will start to affect people’s health.
Meanwhile, in Saraburi’s Chaloem Prakiat, the air quality is in the red zone, meaning very unhealthy air. The orange alert stands for an AQI 101-200 while red signifies 200 and up.
The concentration of small particulate, according to the department, is caused by a weaker high pressure in China.
People are advised to avoid outdoor activities and many have started to wear masks again.
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