PM10 vs PM2.5 – The Difference in Particle Air Pollution

Does size matter? The difference between PM10 and P 2.5 is size. But let me back up. “PM” refers to particulate matter—particles in the air. Those particles are things like organic dust, airborne bacteria, construction dust, and coal particles from power plants (for example, check out this study from researchers in Shanghai who analyzed what […]

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Does the Climate in Bangkok Aggravate the Air Pollution in the City?

I just analyzed Bangkok’s PM2.5 data (what is PM2.5?), and I found it varies systematically by season and time of day. Bangkok Average PM2.5 First, some basics. In 2018, Bangkok averaged 27 micrograms of PM2.5. That puts Bangkok just under three times the WHO annual limit.     Bangkok’s Air Pollution: The Bad News But […]

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