14 January 2019
Bangkok is currently suffering high levels of PM2.5 and PM10 pollution. While we cannot stop ourselves and the children being exposed to this, there are positive steps we can do to mitigate the effects.
Some effective ways to help improve the air quality at home and work are:
- Making sure air conditioners are cleaned regularly and properly
- Clean surfaces with non-toxic chemicals, some ideas can be found here https://greatist.com/
- Some people use plants to “clean” the air indoors but the effects are unproven
To protect ourselves while we are outside it is important to use a mask that will protect against PM2.5 and PM10. Regular masks do not filter these particles out and masks that are too big will not help either. Masks need to be a little tight against the face and cover both your nose and mouth. Some good masks are:
Ascot International School