Respiratory problems in Phayao surge due to unhealthy air


PHAYAO — The province of Phayao in the northern part of Thailand is seeing an increase in patients suffering from respiratory problems caused by unhealthy air quality.

On Monday, January 28, the amount of PM2.5 dust particles in the province was measured at 104 microgrammes per cubic metre, while PM 10 dust particles were put at 124 microgrammes, The Nation reported.

Jiraporn Patraranuthaporn, director of Phayao Hospital, stated that patients with respiratory problems are being advised to use masks to tackle the toxic dust problem.

“The number of respiratory patients is increasing. Wildfire and the burning of weeds in agricultural areas still occur in Phayao, because there is no announcement to ban the burning of crops yet,” she said.

Source: The Nation

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