Artificial rain to fight pollution in Bangkok

Artificial rain to fight pollution in Bangkok

The goal of artificial rain is to decrease the high levels of air pollution in Bangkok. The city is like a smog cloud.

The first operation has already started with the take off of one of the planes specially prepared to sow clouds and cause rain over the city.

The firefighters joined their efforts using high pressure cannons to launch powerful jets of water in front of the City Hall and thus combat the levels of air pollution.

The unhealthy air problem in Thailand is caused by increasing fires in agriculture, industrial activity, construction, and vehicle traffic.

The figures have reached 144 micrograms per cubic meter of fine PM2.5 particles in recent days.

Wear masks to breathe better

Another strategy against unhealthy air was the distribution of some 10,000 masks to citizens to move more protected through Bangkok.

The levels of PM2.5 (particles of 2.5 microns or less in diameter) reached a maximum of 75 micrograms per cubic meter (mcg / m3), a very high figure since the World Health Organization recommends annual average levels 25 mcg / m3.

On Monday in some parts of the capital, the figures reached their maximum record for ultrafine dust, known as a class one carcinogen, putting the entire population at risk, especially the most vulnerable people who were restricted from going out on the streets. .

With information from:

Video: Drones take to the sky in Thailand to combat air pollution l Al Jazeera English (October 2020).