During this season when region-wide agricultural burning causes poor air quality, and poses a health threat, the Consulate wants to remind U.S. citizens to be aware of the local Air Quality Index (AQI) and take appropriate measures to minimize the impact on your health. The Thai government’s Pollution Control Department calculates the AQI daily and posts measurements online at http://www.pcd.go.th/. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency explains the AQI on its website at http://airnow.gov/. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends what to do during periods of poor air quality at http://cdc.gov/.
For more localized reports, see the Air Quality Guide at http://www.aqmthai.com/. Click on the British flag to see the website in English. Then click Air Quality Index and select a location from the drop down menu. By clicking Report, and selecting that same location, the graph or table will show results listed hourly.