BANGKOK | Heavy smog, worsened by weather, raises alarm across Asia

BANGKOK | Heavy smog, worsened by weather, raises alarm across Asia

BANGKOK —Jan 14, 2019—Unusually high levels of smog worsened by weather patterns are raising alarm across Asia, with authorities in Thailand’s hazy capital Bangkok opting to hand out face masks and step up enforcement of pollution controls.

A combination of construction dust, auto exhaust and other pollutants, lingering over Bangkok due to prevailing weather patterns, has taken air quality to unhealthy levels in recent days.

“I admit these are temporary solutions but we have to do it.

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