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Air quality maps, or air pollution maps as they can also be referred to, show the pollution levels in the form of US AQI readings. To cite some examples purely for showing some of the readings taken in July of 2022, figures of just 18 and 8 were recorded. These both fell into the 'good' air quality rating bracket, which is the best one achievable, with the closer to 0 being the most optimal in regards to how many contaminating particles or chemicals there are in the air. Whilst there is not a huge amount of air quality monitoring stations in Mae Sot for now, the number will increase soon, to give a great overview of the surrounding areas. In closing, the air cleanliness level in Mae Sot was very good in the month of July in 2022, but this can and will change at certain times of the year, or out of nowhere at random, due to polluting events occurring. As such, consistent checking of the air pollution map can help inhabitants and travelers in Mae Sot to avoid breathing in larger amounts of pollution, as well as know when the air is at its best level of cleanliness, as was the case for the figures cited above.
As the air quality maps show high pollution levels across Mae Sot, there can be many corresponding health issues when people find themselves in the areas that have these higher readings. Air pollution map readings that start to go into the unhealthier range may indicate that certain conditions can appear, which include dry coughing and chest infections, as well as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a term that refers to several illnesses such as asthma and bronchitis. The use, or referencing of air quality maps in Mae Sot can thus help to bring the exposure to pollutants down, lessening the potential severity of pre-existing conditions amongst people.
In exploring this in further detail, when there are higher readings of pollution present on the air quality maps in Mae Sot, several other health conditions can also start to present themselves amongst the citizens, as well as potentially amongst tourists and travelers passing through Mae Sot. For those that have shorter but more severe exposure (which can also be shown on the air pollution maps in areas that have US AQI readings of 151 and above, placing them in the 'unhealthy' rating bracket, color-coded as red and getting gradually darker on the air quality map as the US AQI level rises), skin conditions may occur. These include atopic dermatitis, acne, eczema and other forms of skin irritation. Aggravation of the mucous membranes can also occur, with the eyes, ears, nose and mouth all being affected. More serious issues that may crop up when air pollution readings are high on the air quality maps in Mae Sot include increased rates of heart attacks, arrhythmias, strokes, angina, other severe pulmonary or cardiac issues and even premature death. As such, air pollution maps can be of considerable help to reduce these potential ailments from occurring amongst the population in Mae Sot.
Air quality map pages display a constant update of the US AQI readings, coming from all over Mae Sot as well as rural areas that are further away from the city center. With more in-depth knowledge regarding which different parts of the city currently experiencing air pollution spikes (or from consistent observation and pattern recognition, which areas are most likely to have air pollution spikes during which times of the year) as shown on the air quality map, users may receive a fairly concise or generalized overview of the pollutants that they are facing in more contaminated areas, as shown on the air quality maps. US AQI is formed from a calculation of main pollutants such as ozone, carbon monoxide, nitrogen and sulfur dioxide, along with the two forms of particle pollution, the larger of coarser PM10, along with the smaller and far more dangerous PM2.5, which can contain many dangerous materials within these sub-brackets, as any material that is 2.5 micrometers or less in diameter can be classified as PM2.5. Finely ground silica, black carbon or soot, metals, water and oil droplets, and even bacteria and mold spores can fall into this bracket. As such, whilst the air quality maps in Mae Sot and others throughout Thailand do not show exact concentration levels (which are available on the city pages), a high level of US AQI readings generally indicates that there will be more of an abundance of these pollutants, in varying degrees depending on what is causing pollution spikes to take place.
Air pollution maps in use throughout Mae Sot can certainly go a long way in helping the general population stay safe from pollution levels, particularly when it rises to heights in which larger portions of its inhabitants are at risk. Whilst some of the previously discussed air quality ratings are not enough to cause any major issues (although it should be noted that any level of air pollution, can potentially cause health issues and adverse effects to occur, regardless of whether the affected person has any previous health issues or symptoms. As such, air quality maps are a wise choice for anyone to follow in regards to keeping their health safeguarded, as well as their families), certain groups can benefit more.
When pollution levels rise to certain levels, typically towards the higher end of the 'moderate' bracket and above, going up to the 'unhealthy for sensitive groups' and 'unhealthy' ratings and beyond (beyond unhealthy ratings is when breathing the air can significantly start to affect healthy, fit or younger people), the general population may start to experience issues such as irritation to the respiratory tract, as well as skin conditions such as the ones mentioned earlier in the article, with other flareups of epidermal issues that express themselves in the form of rashes being prominent. This can be because certain irritating chemicals or particles can easily aggravate such rashes that are exposed.
To be more concise, those that should be on their guard and observe the air quality maps as often as possible in Mae Sot include the elderly (particularly if they are in poorer health or live sedentary lifestyles and have other comorbidities such as smoking or obesity), pregnant women, and young children and babies. Families can all follow air quality map readings to determine when the best time of the day is to go out without being exposed to large amounts of air pollution. Those with pre-existing health conditions, compromised immune systems, and those with an overall hypersensitivity towards particulate matter and certain irritating chemicals can all benefit significantly by checking the air pollution levels, in the form of US AQI, on the air quality map for Mae Sot.