South has cleanest air as North battles

The Pollution Control Department (PCD) on Fridy revealed five southern provinces with the best air quality in the country. They are Satun, Yala, Phuket, Surat Thani and Songkhla, said Siwat Pongpienchan, spokesperson of PCD’s Centre for Improving Air Quality, a special unit assigned to monitor and solve air pollution. Those five provinces had low daily average PM2.5 levels from June-September last year, the centre’s data revealed. They also had lower major air pollution particles. Their level of carbon monoxide, measured in eight-hour segments, was less than nine parts per million (ppm) and th…

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