Date of Release:
Feb 16 2016
The pervading haze in Chiang Mai, Lampang, Lamphun and Phrae provinces has hit levels that can be harmful to health, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department director-general Chatchai Promlert said on Tuesday.
Mr Chatchai said the Pollution Control Department reported the level of dust particles measuring less than 10 micrometres, or PM10, in nine northern provinces as of 5am on Tuesday was between 68 and 160. The safety PM10 level is 120.
The nine provinces were Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Lampang, Lamphun, Mae Hong Son, Nan, Phrae, Phayao and Tak.