Air quality in Thai Mueang

Air quality index (AQI) and PM2.5 air pollution in Thai Mueang

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Weather

What is the current weather in Thai Mueang?

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Temperature86°C
Humidity73%
Wind15.2 mp/h
Pressure1006 mb

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Real-time Thailand city ranking

#city US AQI
1 Chaloem Phra Kiat, Sara Buri

110

2 Mueang, Phayao

80

3 Nakhon Si Thammarat, Nakhon Si Thammarat

70

4 Pai, Mae Hong Son

69

5 Ban Khao Lak, Phangnga

68

6 Nong Khaem, Bangkok

63

7 Samphanthawong, Bangkok

63

8 Bang Bon, Bangkok

61

9 Lampang, Lampang

61

10 Mae Chaem, Chiang Mai

61

(local time)

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#station US AQI
1 Klang Subdistrict, Mueang District

21

2 Mechai Sub-district, Mueang District

21

(local time)

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US AQI

21

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Overview

What is the current air quality in Thai Mueang?

Air pollution levelAir quality indexMain pollutant
Good 21 US AQIPM2.5
PollutantsConcentration
PM2.5
5µg/m³
PM10
18µg/m³

PM2.5 concentration in Thai Mueang air currently meets the WHO annual air quality guideline value

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Forecast

Thai Mueang air quality index (AQI) forecast

DayPollution levelWeatherTemperatureWind
Thursday, May 19

Good 29 US AQI

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Weather icon86°75.2°
Wind rotating 283 degree

11.2 mp/h

Friday, May 20

Good 22 US AQI

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Weather icon82.4°80.6°
Wind rotating 288 degree

8.9 mp/h

Saturday, May 21

Good 19 US AQI

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Weather icon84.2°80.6°
Wind rotating 269 degree

13.4 mp/h

Today

Good 21 US AQI

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Weather icon86°80.6°
Wind rotating 262 degree

13.4 mp/h

Monday, May 23

Good 17 US AQI

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Weather icon84.2°80.6°
Wind rotating 263 degree

13.4 mp/h

Tuesday, May 24

Good 16 US AQI

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Weather icon86°80.6°
Wind rotating 257 degree

13.4 mp/h

Wednesday, May 25

Good 15 US AQI

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Weather icon84.2°80.6°
Wind rotating 265 degree

13.4 mp/h

Thursday, May 26

Good 17 US AQI

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Weather icon82.4°80.6°
Wind rotating 275 degree

17.9 mp/h

Friday, May 27

Good 24 US AQI

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Weather icon82.4°80.6°
Wind rotating 263 degree

17.9 mp/h

Saturday, May 28

Good 36 US AQI

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Weather icon84.2°80.6°
Wind rotating 252 degree

15.7 mp/h

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AIR QUALITY ANALYSIS AND STATISTICS FOR Thai Mueang

Is the air very polluted in Thai Mueang?

The air in Thai Mueang has shown some relatively high readings in recent times, with some extremely dangerous spikes suddenly occurring in late January of 2022. Although it can be seen from past US AQI readings and records that Thai Mueang is mostly subject to a much cleaner standard of air (with its southern position playing a large role in this, as many northern, and even central or lower regions of Thailand can be hit by large clouds of smoke, haze and dangerous accumulations of particulate matter that arise from the burning of crops and forest areas during certain times of the year, as is well known by many that live in the country, with this expected period of heightened air pollution typically occurring at the same times year in year out). The highest readings in Thai Mueang were 207 US AQI, placing Thai Mueang into the ‘very unhealthy’ air quality rating bracket, which would have a significant number of adverse health effects for those that would have gone through excess air pollution exposure during that particular day. Going off of the data collected over the last third of January in 2022, there was a very bad spell of air pollution present, although this has steadily returned to far more appreciable levels in February and onwards. As such, the air in Thai Mueang can reach significant levels of pollution, and caution or preventative measures (wearing fine particle filtering masks and avoiding outdoor activities during certain days) should be practiced. However, overall, the air quality in Thai Mueang will remain decent and safe to breathe for much of the year, barring sudden dangerous spikes as was mentioned above. Following air quality readings via this page or the AirVisual app can help you to make informed decisions about outdoor activities and alert you as to when there may be large spikes in the pollution levels.

What causes air pollution levels to go up in Thai Mueang?

The main causes of higher levels of air pollution in Thai Mueang come predominantly, or more consistently, from vehicles, with a large number of cars, motorbikes as well as heavy-duty trucks and lorries all giving out pollution and noxious fumes, particularly if the fuel being used is of lower quality or the vehicle itself is worn down and aged. Other sources of air pollution present in Thai Mueang include emissions from power plants and factories, road repairs and construction sites (as well as poorly paved roads also contributing to excessive amounts of dust and finely ground materials being thrown into the air), along with instances of smoke from the slash and burn farming sites being blown over Thai Mueang from neighboring provinces and cities. The use of fossil fuels in power plants, factories and other industrial sites can give off a variety of different pollutants, some of which will be mentioned in the following question regarding which types of pollution can be found in the air in Thai Mueang. It is worth noting however that the more extreme spikes in air pollution are most likely to come from either natural disaster fires or man-made ones whereby vast swathes of forest or farmland are purposely set alight to clear crops and trees as well as return nutrients to the soil. Pollution from vehicles and factories can be considered as more ambient, or year-round causes due to them taking place throughout much of the year. Meanwhile, sudden fires can cause the PM2.5 and US AQI levels to skyrocket, and as such, they are the main concerns to watch out for in regards to the level of cleanliness in the air in Thai Mueang.

Is breathing polluted air dangerous for health in Thai Mueang?

Breathing the air when there are significant spikes in air pollution levels can indeed be highly detrimental to one’s health. Side effects that may occur when pollution exposure is high in Thai Mueang include irritation to the respiratory tract, as well as infections of the lungs and throat. Skin conditions can occur from smoke and haze exposure, including atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. Further conditions include those that fall under the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) grouping, with some examples including pneumonia, bronchitis, aggravated forms of asthma as well as emphysema. More serious health conditions include arrhythmias, as well as increased rates of heart attacks, strokes and even premature death. These incidences of premature death have been linked time and time again directly, or indirectly, to higher pollution exposure, with many studies highlighting this fact in recent times.

What pollutants can be found in the air throughout Thai Mueang?

Some more prominent pollutants that can be found in areas around Thai Mueang, as well as surrounding districts and cities, include ones that mainly emanate from combustion sources. These on their own are of an extremely large number, with open burn fires, natural disasters (such as forest fires, houses or buildings catching fire), combustion within vehicle engines as well as boilers in factories and other similar industrial sites, as was mentioned earlier in the question regarding what the main causes of polluted air in Thai Mueang are. Whilst the aforementioned open burn fires, or slash and burn farming methods as they are generally referred to, are of more significant concern in the northern regions of the country, they can still be found to a lesser degree dotted around various provinces of Thailand and even in the southern regions such as Phangnga where Thai Mueang is located. These can cause large amounts of pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and black carbon to be released into the atmosphere, along with the other pollutants that go into calculating the US AQI aggregate. The chemicals used to calculate this US AQI figure include nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone, as well as the two main forms of particle pollution, PM2.5 and PM10. Of these two, the smaller PM2.5 is well known as the far more dangerous, due to its minute size of 2.5 micrometers or less in diameter allowing it to bypass the bodies defense systems and lodge deep within the tissue of the lungs (with more on this being discussed in the following health issues question).

PM2.5 and some forms of PM10 can consist of materials such as water droplets and vapor, along with a variety of other liquids that can be aerosolized. Other materials include mold and fungal spores, bacteria, metals, nitrates and sulfates, along with finely ground silica dust, which can have a carcinogenic effect when inhaled. Some examples of the aforementioned VOCs include chemical compounds such as benzene, styrene, methylene chloride, toluene, xylene and formaldehyde. Their volatile nature allows them to maintain a gaseous state at much lower temperatures, thus making them much easier to breathe, and would be encountered prevalently around inhabited areas of Thai Mueang, due to their discharge from everything from fires, cars, factories as well as even from household items. VOCs are one of the major sources of indoor air pollution and can emanate from products such as glue, paint, varnish, as well as aerosols such as deodorant, scented candles and other toiletries. These are some of the more prevalent air pollutants that may be found around Thai Mueang, with certain areas such as busy roads and intersections that see a high level of rush hour traffic having higher concentrations of pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide, ozone and black carbon. Extra care should be taken around such areas, and wearing fine particle filtering masks can aid greatly in the reduction of hazardous material inhalation.

Who is most likely to fall ill from air pollution exposure in Thai Mueang?

Those who are most likely to suffer from negative health effects include young children and babies, along with pregnant mothers, with many pollutants having properties that can disrupt proper growth (both physical and cognitive) and cause a myriad of lifelong health issues. Others also include the elderly, those with poor immune systems as well as those with pre-existing health conditions or a sensitive disposition towards certain chemical pollutants or particles.

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