People wearing face masks in Bangkok, on January 31. Picture: AFP
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Thailand’s toxic smog: bad for tourism, good for the Department of Royal Rainmaking

  • Poor air quality, caused by weather patterns, vehicle emissions and the burning of crops and rubbish, threatens to affect visitor numbers
  • Tourists urged to wear respirator masks as ‘haze’ shows no sign of clearing

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People wearing face masks in Bangkok, on January 31. Picture: AFP
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Heavy air pollution continues to affect Bangkok. Photo: EPA

Bangkok is running out of air purifiers as toxic smog crisis chokes Thai capital

  • Last week, Thai authorities shut hundreds of schools after a sharp drop in air quality
  • Weather patterns, vehicle fumes, construction dust and the burning of trash have been blamed
Topic |   Thailand

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Heavy air pollution continues to affect Bangkok. Photo: EPA
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