According to the authorities, one can and tomorrow start with the stimulation of the rain, but everything depends on “the wind and the humidity," said Pralong Dumrongthai, the boss of the department for the control of pollution. To the on a artificial way to make the rain is a large amount of chemicals in the clouds released, allowing ice crystals to arise then the precipitation-promoting. the
The level of the PM2,5 particles is currently 102 micrograms per cubic metre . That is much more than the maximumnorm of 25 micrograms per cubic metre the world health organization (WHO) standards. PM2,5 is considered most harmful to health to be considered because they are due to their extremely small aerodynamic diameter deeply penetrate in the lungs.
Tenth most polluting city
According to Greenpeace, it is the worst period of pollution since a year. "Monday morning is Bangkok, according to our measurements, the tenth most polluted city in the world", reported the ngo. The organization sees the next few days also not immediately an improvement occur due to a lack of wind and rain and the humidity.
The authorities put into perspective the situation. "The situation is not as alarming as in China or in New Delhi," said Dumrongthai. Most schools in the capital remain therefore open. That does not mean that Bangkok is more and more often with heavy pollution to be a result of the exponential increase of vehicles in the city.