The Department of Health warns that PM 2.5 dust levels are at a high level that affects health in many areas of “Mahachai” the highest, emphasizing risk groups including the elderly, young children, pregnant women, congenital diseases, and those who don’t want to leave the house. If necessary, wear a mask. If you work outdoors, you should wear an N95. Check the dust levels before leaving the house.
On November 21, Dr. Atchara Nitipinyasakul Acting Director-General of the Department of Health said that today’s PM2.5 dust situation has been found to exceed the standard level at a level that is beginning to affect health in many areas, including the northern, central, western, and northeastern regions. Bangkok and surrounding areas include Uthai Thani, Sukhothai, Phichit, Phitsanulok, Suphan Buri, Nong Khai, Nonthaburi, Samut Sakhon, Samut Prakan, Nakhon Pathom and Bangkok, with the highest in Mahachai Subdistrict, Mueang District, Samut Sakhon Province from the PM2.5 dust situation that has accumulated more. As a result, in some areas dust levels are at the orange level that affects health. In addition, during this period the weather is starting to get cold. low air pressure Resulting in high dust values The Department of Health therefore advises people, especially at-risk groups, including the elderly, young children, and pregnant women. and people with congenital diseases such as asthma, allergies, conjunctivitis heart and blood vessels Including people who work outdoors, such as traffic police, street vendors, and street sweepers. Driver for hire, both motorcycles and tricycles food delivery worker and those who exercise outdoors If you must leave the house, wear a dust mask.
“The best protection against PM2.5 dust is to avoid inhaling PM2.5 dust if you can’t avoid it. A suitable dust mask must be worn. Choose a mask that is standard, clean, and does not have any unusual odors or tears. The size must be appropriate for the face. and activities or work characteristics such as N95 masks suitable for outdoor work groups such as construction workers, traffic, and street sweepers. If working outdoors for a long time and there is a level of PM2.5 dust affecting your health (red), remove your mask. If you feel uncomfortable Difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, fatigue, or headaches, and go into buildings or avoid entering areas with high dust levels. At-risk groups include young children, the elderly, and pregnant women. And groups with congenital diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, heart disease are not recommended to wear N95 masks,” Dr. Atchara said.
Dr. Atchara said: For face masks for everyone You can wear a mask to protect from dust. When you can leave the building It is not recommended to wear any type of mask while exercising outdoors. It is important to wear the mask correctly. Wear it to tighten your face. Covers both nose and mouth This will help prevent PM2.5 dust as well and most efficiently. People should monitor the dust situation on a daily basis every morning. Via the websites Air4Thai.com and airbkk.com or the Air4Thai and Life Dee applications.