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Choking on the Smog: The Devastating Effects of Air Pollution in Thailand


December – April is on of the best times to travel to Thailand. Very sadly, what is known as the dry season and usually equals the perfect summer for people from colder climates, has been seriously dented by air pollution.

While local politicians like to dabble (with some proper reasons) about their country as a world-class luxury destination, they quite urgently need to tackle the problem of air pollution in Thailand.

Air Pollution in Thailand 2023
This is not beneficial tourism promotion for Thailand

As we currently stay in Bangkok we remain indoors during the Songkran Festival, take this as a cry for help to officials who could actually do something to alleviate the situation other than issuing a warning to the population to stay indoors.

We recommend  his article from Radio Free Asia, in which they state that “Since the beginning of the year, more than 1.3 million people in Thailand have fallen ill from air pollution, a senior public health official said Thursday, adding that more than 200,000 people were hospitalized this week alone.”

Air purifiers have become a s hot ticked item during thee times and several retailers have actually run out of them.

To monitor how the situation develops, refer to article from Radio Free Asia and download their app to your phone.


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