Chiang Rai residents urged to stay indoors as PM2.5 at hazardous levels

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The Department of Health has warned residents in Chiang Rai province that particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter (PM2.5) in the air remains at hazardous levels.

Department director-general Dr Panpimol Wipulakorn suggested that children, pregnant women, elderly and people with health conditions stay indoors to prevent exposure to dust.

If anyone has respiratory problems such as cough and hard breathing or other symptoms such as chest aches and dizziness, she recommended thay they see medical experts.

“Stay in the rooms that are not close to the roads or construction areas, clean the room with water to reduce the dust, close the windows and any access to dust, turn on fans and air-conditioning to circulate the air,” Panpinol advised.

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