Air quality in Mukdahan

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

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Weather

What is the current weather in Mukdahan?

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WeatherClear sky
Temperature78.8°C
Humidity54%
Wind3.1 mp/h
Pressure1012 mb

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1 Nong Bua Lamphu, Nong Bua Lamphu

210

2 Nong Khai, Nong Khai

187

3 Tron, Uttaradit

174

4 Uthai Thani, Uthai Thani

172

5 Chachoengsao, Chachoengsao

170

6 Nakhon Sawan, Nakhon Sawan

170

7 Warin Chamrap, Changwat Ubon Ratchathani

170

8 Phrae, Phrae

168

9 Thai Mueang, Phangnga

168

10 Nam Phong, Khon Kaen

167

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1 Mukdahan Provincial Hall

55

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US AQI

57 *

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Moderate

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Overview

What is the current air quality in Mukdahan?

Air pollution levelAir quality indexMain pollutant
Moderate 57 US AQIPM2.5
PollutantsConcentration
PM2.5
15.1 µg/m³
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PM2.5

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PM2.5 concentration in Mukdahan air is currently 3 times above the WHO annual air quality guideline value

Health Recommendations

How to protect from air pollution in Mukdahan?

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Forecast

Mukdahan air quality index (AQI) forecast

DayPollution levelWeatherTemperatureWind
Wednesday, Jan 26

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Thursday, Jan 27

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Friday, Jan 28

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Today

Moderate 57 US AQI

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Weather icon95°68°
Wind rotating 245 degree

11.2 mp/h

Sunday, Jan 30

Moderate 59 US AQI

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Weather icon93.2°71.6°
Wind rotating 112 degree

8.9 mp/h

Monday, Jan 31

Moderate 63 US AQI

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Weather icon86°66.2°
Wind rotating 58 degree

11.2 mp/h

Tuesday, Feb 1

Moderate 62 US AQI

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Weather icon87.8°62.6°
Wind rotating 49 degree

11.2 mp/h

Wednesday, Feb 2

Moderate 73 US AQI

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Weather icon89.6°62.6°
Wind rotating 72 degree

11.2 mp/h

Thursday, Feb 3

Moderate 70 US AQI

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Weather icon84.2°62.6°
Wind rotating 69 degree

15.7 mp/h

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AIR QUALITY ANALYSIS AND STATISTICS FOR Mukdahan

Does Mukdahan have air pollution?

Mukdahan has pollution levels that range from the higher end of the 'moderate' air quality rating bracket, going down to more appreciable readings that fall into the 'good' air quality rating. To better understand these readings, the US AQI chart is used, with the readings being a figure aggregated from the main chemical pollutants present in the air in Mukdahan, which will be explained in further detail later in the article. For a 'good' air quality rating to be achieved, a US AQI reading of 0 to 50 must be met, making it the most optimal rating that can be achieved, although readings on the higher end of this scale may cause slight respiratory irritation amongst vulnerable individuals. At the end of November of 2021, a US AQI reading of 93 was taken, placing Mukdahan into the higher end of the above-mentioned 'moderate' rating bracket. Whilst this is still within the relatively safer or more optimal air quality levels, aggravation to pre-existing respiratory ailments may start to become more noticeable, and even those without any health issues may start to notice irritation occurring. At the time when this reading was taken, the PM2.5 level was found to be at 32 μg/m³, an elevated figure which is 6.4 times higher than the safe exposure recommendations set out by the World Health Organization (WHO). Forecasts around this time predict many days of 'moderate' ratings, and as such, whilst Mukdahan is not subject to overtly terrible levels of air pollution, there may still be enough smoke, haze and fine particles in the air to cause irritation and aggravation of pre-existing health conditions amongst its general population.

Can air pollution exposure cause health issues in Mukdahan?

Extended periods of exposure to more elevated levels of polluted air in Mukdahan can cause a substantial amount of highly negative health effects and other severe conditions, especially relevant to people who fall under the sensitive group's bracket. Of note is that even healthy adults may fall ill or sustain damage when air pollution exposure is excessive, or exposure takes place over a long period (particularly prominent for those who live closer to highly polluted areas, which include industrial districts or near busy roads and highways, where the air quality will be poor for a majority of the year). Many maladies that can arise as a result would be short-term ones such as dry throat and coughs, as well as chest pains and subsequent infections of the respiratory tract and lungs. These typically fix themselves fairly quickly when exposure to air pollution is stopped in Mukdahan. They can, however, also develop into more long-term or permanent problems, with constant chest infections and coughing leading to the scarring of lung tissue, which frequently results in permanently diminished lung function. Moreover, the scarring or damage and inflammation to the tissue of the lungs that can occur from breathing these damaging particles can make individuals much more defenseless to a whole host of respiratory distress, with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) presenting itself. COPD is an umbrella term that encompasses a large number of lung and respiratory tract conditions, which typically result in shortness of breath and other adverse symptoms. Breathing in polluted air when a person already experiences pre-existing conditions can cause them to worsen, and thus advance into potentially more life-threatening forms of the related illness. Some of the conditions that can be classified under the COPD bracket are exacerbated forms of asthma, as well as emphysema, pneumonia, and bronchitis. Other forms of damage that can happen within the body include heightened risk of cancer, heart attacks, strokes and arrhythmias, as well as ischemic heart disease and various other cardiac or pulmonary conditions that can cause decreased quality of life as well as lower an individual’s life expectancy in Mukdahan.

Who is most vulnerable to air pollution and smoke exposure in Mukdahan?

Those that are considered as more at risk to the negative side effects of pollution exposure in Mukdahan are groups such as the elderly, those with compromised immune systems or those with pre-existing health conditions. Other groups that should take extra care include pregnant women, those with hypersensitivity towards chemical compounds or particles, as well as small children, babies, or those who lead a sedentary lifestyle, which would already be an additional factor when considering life expectancy and mortality rates in Mukdahan.

What types of chemical pollutants are found in the air in Mukdahan?

The main pollutants that can be found in the air throughout Mukdahan are those that typically go into forming the US AQI aggregation, which includes among them the two main forms of particle pollution, PM10 and PM2.5. Out of both of these, the considerably smaller PM2.5 is the far more dangerous of the two, with its minute size allowing it to penetrate deep into the tissue of the lungs and bypass the body's natural defense systems. Other pollutants in the US AQI bracket include sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone and carbon monoxide, along with pollutants such as black carbon and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) also being fairly prevalent, depending on the area as well as the industrial or anthropogenic activity taking place.

What is causing elevated pollution levels in Mukdahan?

Air pollution has a prevalence in Mukdahan due to many of the reasons that afflict other cities, towns, and regions throughout Thailand as well as neighboring countries. These include ones such as exhaust fumes emitted from the numerous vehicles in use, with a large amount of them being of the aged or poor quality variety. Whilst there have been many steps completed to eliminate those higher pollution-causing vehicles from the roads, particularly in major cities, their use is still prevalent throughout many rural areas or outside the larger or more densely populated regions. Due to the extremely poor combustion process that takes place (often coupled with low-quality fuels or fossil fuels), considerably higher amounts of noxious oil vapors are released into the atmosphere, along with the general chemical compounds such as nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone (which forms afterward as the various pollutants are exposed to solar radiation, thus making a reaction take place that produces ozone, or smog as it is more generally known). Other causes include factories and power plants, which also rely heavily on burning fossil fuels to meet their power needs. Road repairs, construction sites, and other similar areas also release high amounts of ultrafine or coarse particles into the air, raising the PM2.5 and PM10 levels, which can cause prominent spikes in the particle pollution readings. The combustion of untreated and organic materials remains as one of the more prevailing causes of pollution in Mukdahan, intensified further by anthropogenic and industrial activities.

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