UPDATE: Chiang Mai Air Pollution tops world chart 2 days in a row

Congratulations, Thailand. We’ve made it to the top of the world’s most-polluted city list for two days in a row now — beating out perennial contenders like Delhi and Karachi. The latest update from Air Visual at about 12:50pm today shows Chiang Mai’s air quality index (AQI) score at a baffling 296, categorized as “unhealthy,” described ...

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Dengue fever sweeps through northeast Thailand; 7 deaths, over 9,000 diagnosed

Dengue fever sweeps through northeast Thailand; 7 deaths, over 9,000 diagnosed

A dengue fever outbreak in northeastern Thailand has the government on high alert. At a meeting this morning, Ministry of Public Health Secretary Dr. Sukhum Kanchanapimai urged...

Thailand to start testing medical marijuana on patients

Thailand to start testing medical marijuana on patients

Extracts or "sublingual drops" will be administered during the tests to volunteers suffering from nausea and pain from chemotherapy, among other ailments.

2 Thai cities cracked world’s top 10 worst air pollution list this morning

2 Thai cities cracked world’s top 10 worst air pollution list this morning

Bangkok isn’t the only Thai city currently battling hazardous air pollution, Chiang Mai is now also among the most polluted places in the world. Figures from the global Air...

6 of Thailand’s international airports now prohibit smoking both indoors and out

6 of Thailand’s international airports now prohibit smoking both indoors and out

That last, sad sanctuary for smokers in transit — the glass menagerie known as the smoking lounge — is officially gone from Thailand’s most important...

Thai man says Bangkok’s heavy air pollution sent him to the ICU for 5 days

Thai man says Bangkok’s heavy air pollution sent him to the ICU for 5 days

A Thai man claims that he was sent to the Intensive care unit (ICU) for five days after developing a bad reaction to downtown Bangkok’s air pollution. Samut Songkhram province...

Smog Daze: Thai gov’t orders closure of schools, universities through Friday as air pollution gets worse

Smog Daze: Thai gov’t orders closure of schools, universities through Friday as air pollution gets worse

The Thai government today ordered schools and universities in Bangkok and surrounding provinces closed through Friday due to worsening smog conditions. The order came directly...

Sweet Dreams: Thai gov’t hopes spraying sugar-infused water will beat smog

Sweet Dreams: Thai gov’t hopes spraying sugar-infused water will beat smog

Desperate to find a solution to the country’s ongoing air pollution crisis, the Thai government is implementing a novel — and some would argue questionable — new...

Bangkok School adjusts registration time so kids can avoid heavy air pollution

Bangkok School adjusts registration time so kids can avoid heavy air pollution

One Bangkok school has come up with a unique way to deal with the city’s ongoing air pollution problems, pushing the start of the school day to 9:30am so students can avoid...

Two Bangkok schools cancel classes to protect students from air pollution

Two Bangkok schools cancel classes to protect students from air pollution

Two Bangkok schools have cancelled class for the rest of the week to protect their students from hazardous air pollution currently enveloping the city. Last night, Roong Aroon...


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