Chiang Mai ranks as most polluted metropolis on the planet for 9 days working

Northern Thailand continues to battle a thick layer of smog with Chiang Mai being ranked as the world’s most polluted city by PM2.5 score for nine days in a row, in accordance with the IQAir website, reviews ThaiRath.
The highest air high quality index (AQI) worth was found on the Health Hospital in Ban Khai Hospital in Mae Na Wang subdistrict, Mae Ai district, Chiang Mai province, measuring at a hazardous 411 μg/m3.
At Ba Pa Nai Hospital in Phrao district, Chiang Mai province, the AQI measured at 323 μg/m3 yesterday. In the Mueang Chiang Mai district, the AQI measured at 210 μg/m3.
Air pollution in Chiang Mai is regularly hitting hazardous ranges and hospitals are inundated with sufferers with respiratory issues, according to Chiang Mai University’s Faculty of Medicine.
In the first three months of the year, 12,671 patients sought treatment for breathing and other pollution-related well being points at the 1,400-bed Maharaj Nakhorn Chiang Mai Hospital. There are just too many sufferers for everyone to obtain therapy, the hospital mentioned on Saturday.
On the weekend, officers discovered 13 forest fire hotspots inside the Doi Suthep – Pui National Park in Hang Dong district.
Officials mentioned they managed to extinguish all however two of the fires, one close to the Tad Ma Hai Waterfall in Mueang Chiang Mai district and a second at Doi Pha Chedi in Ban Pong subdistrict.
The second is especially concerning as a outcome of it may spread to the summit of Doi Pui. Elusive from the Department of Disaster Mitigation and Prevention mentioned they have got the fireplace beneath control with a KA-32 helicopter and firefighters on the ground.
Fires are additionally burning in Sri Lanna National Park, Pha Daeng National Park, Mae Takhrai National Park and Doi Wiang Phang National Park.
According to Frenzy for pc information, there are 308 hotspots in Chiang Mai with 52 in Chiang Dao district, forty six in Fang district, forty three in Mae Taeng district, 38 in Phrao district and 28 in Mae Ai district, reviews ThaiRath.
Air air pollution is just as bad in Chiang Rai province the place visibility may be very low. A total of 222 hotspots have been detected in Chiang Rai province, with added dust blowing in from fires in neighbouring Myanmar and Laos.
The Governor of Chiang Rai province, Puttipong Sirimat, confirmed that Chiang Rai would not be declared a catastrophe zone and stated the state of affairs is “under control.” However, the AQI in Chiang Rai is a hazardous 210 μg/m3 proper now – 31.eight times the WHO annual air quality guideline value.
A volunteer helping to extinguish a forest fire in Ban Huai Hang in Chiang Rai’s Wiang Chiang Rung district – 34 year old Thanu Tuinoi – fell down the mountain and injured his shoulder blade and left arm and was sent for therapy at Wiang Chiang Rung district.
Another man, 61 year outdated Abu Khaewkong, also slipped and hit a rock, breaking 5 ribs, while coming back from extinguishing a forest fire on Crocodile Mountain in Chiang Rai.
Thailand’s Pollution Control Department stated that air pollution at present exceeds the standard in 20 provinces: Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Nan, Mae Hong Son, Phayao, Phichit, Lamphun, Lampang, Phrae, Nong Khai, Loei, Udon Thani, Nakhon Phanom, Nong Bua Lamphu, Ubon Ratchathani, Uttaradit, Sukhothai, Phitsanulok, Tak, Khamphaeng Phet.
On Friday, a volunteer firefighter – 39 12 months outdated Wichai Thimakham – was killed in a forest fireplace in Khun Khan National Park in Chiang Mai..

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