On Friday, October 20, Bangkok entered the list of the world's ten most polluted cities.
According to the PCD, the high levels of PM2.5 air pollution will persist in the capital until October 28.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration advises people in high-pollution areas to reduce outdoor activities and wear protective masks if necessary. Anyone experiencing symptoms such as coughing, difficulty breathing, eye irritation, chest tightness, headaches, abnormal heartbeat, nausea, or fatigue is recommended to consult a doctor.
The PCD also reported an increase in PM2.5 levels in other parts of the country:
Northern region: pollution levels ranging from 6.0 to 29.6 μg/m³.
Northeastern region: 22.7 to 45.2 μg/m³.
Central and western regions: exceeding the standard in one area, with levels ranging from 19.1 to 41.0 μg/m³.
Eastern region: 13.5 to 35.6 μg/m³.
Southern region: low levels ranging from 4.9 to 15.1 μg/m³.