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Everyone will know the haze news. But many people still say Eh! Where did the cause of the northern haze come from? Smog is caused by the burning itself. The most important thing is the occurrence of forest fires many times. Both domestic and from neighboring countries Burning agricultural waste to prepare the area for planting during the rainy season. Burning the area for the benefit of storing mushrooms and vegetables And fire for warmth
These burns cause small dust and harmful gases such as sulfur dioxide. carbon monoxide And nitrogen dioxide in the atmosphere that will spread to the community
Northern smog pollution is one of the major problems of air pollution in Thailand. Combined with the terrain That is a pan And the climate in winter with high pressure The weather is still and dry for a long time. Causing the accumulation of these pollutants in the atmosphere above the standard
Effects of smog
Pollution problems from smog and dust in the air that occurred during the month February March In the past 4-5 years, it has affected the image of Chiang Mai. Creating a loss of more than 2,000 million baht in the tourism economy and causing more respiratory diseases, including asthma and lung cancer
According to the research by Dr. Pongthep Wiwattananadet, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, it was found that Chiang Mai has about 40 lung cancer patients per 100,000 population, while in other sectors There are an average of 20 patients with lung cancer per 100,000 population. Therefore, Chiang Mai people are likely to have lung cancer as high as 2 times that of other people.
If the air pollution problem of Chiang Mai has not been effectively resolved Worried that in the next 10 years, Chiang Mai will have a lot of lung cancer patients. However When faced with this problem Of course, it may be difficult to avoid. If still in an area where haze is easy Of course, the best thing is to protect yourself from those pollutants. But the mask may not be enough. Therefore it is necessary to choose a protective mask that has multiple layers Better to fix it. For our own health and those we love