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    I have been checking out the Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI) website lately, as we are thinking of getting a place near Khon Kaen. The reading the other day was in the 700s and I thought it was an error - but when I checked again today it was at 833 !! http://aqicn.org/city/thailand/khonkaen/

    Reading the tables it states that under 50 the air quality is 'Good', and then it has increasing levels of bad air quality categories, up to a maximum of 300 (Hazardous). So what the hell is 800+ when 300+ is the maximum and is hazardous. 800+ must be outright toxic.

    Chiang Mai is at 165 today, which falls into the category of 'Unhealthy' and having lived in Chiang Mai for a while I can say that would be right at this time of year. But what the hell is going on in Khon Kaen? The measuring device in inside the University I believe - are the students playing games with the meter? Have they put it next to the kitchen burning outlet or something? Is it next to the main highway/road and getting false readings from the trucks going past?

    The only other places on the AQI world map that are above KK are in NE China (900s) - but those are huge cities which are full of factories pumping crap into the air 24x7. There is no where near the same amount of factories in Khon Kaen - so why the extremely high readings? Anyone know what is going on with the air quality in Khon Kaen.
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    Must be a broken instrument. Chiang Mai is a bit funky at the moment because it lies in a valley and a winter temperature inversion stops the pollution from circulating away. Khun Kaen is on a flat plain. Nothing to hold in local pollution.
    Last edited by lamphun; 02-05-2018, 09:57 PM.
    I visited TC a few times as a guest but had to stop. It is a sickening place. - Aging One

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