Haze Crisis Worsens in Chiang Rai

In northern Thailand, smoke and haze is an annual problem affecting the region.


CHIANG RAI – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has reported air hazard levels in Chiang Rai have risen to nearly 300 micrograms of pollutants per cubic metre, the worst in the country so far this year, which has caused thousands of haze-affected residents to seek medical treatment.

As forest fires continue to occur in the far North, the border district of Mae Sai had 200 micrograms of pollutants per cubic metre, while Muang district was at 182 as of 3pm Wednesday, according to the Pollution Control Department.

Other provinces with hazardous pollution levels included Mae Hong Son at 191 mcg, Phrae at 150, Phayao at 139 and Lampang’s Mae Mo district at 136.



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