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Phuket public health official warns residents and tourists not to go outside, breath hazy air

PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) has warned that smoke and haze from the Indonesia wildfires continues to pose serious health risks for Phuket tourists and residents spending time outside.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Sunday 4 October 2015, 05:56PM


Tourists unphased by the haze.

Tourists unphased by the haze.

Persisting Indonesian wild fires were reported to be the worst in recorded history. (Story here.)

Dr Buncha Kakhawng of PPAO said that the smoke and haze covering many parts of the island continues to pose a number of public health risks, especially for the old, young and those with fragile breathing or heart complications.

“People should avoid going outside in areas with heavy smoke or haze, but if it is not possible [for them] to avoid, they should use medical masks,” Dr Buncha urged.

“Anyone who experiences lung or heart irritations they believe to be a result of the [air] pollution should seek medical attention immediately. This includes [those who find themselves] coughing habitually, [having] difficulty breathing, chest pains or irregular heart beat, nausea, vomiting, unusual fatigue and/or headache,” he added.

 

 

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Nice Nai Harn | 05 October 2015 - 13:07:22

Well, in- or outside does not matter it’s the same air and masks are also absolutely useless! Do they want to tell us fairy tales? But what is with all these fires here on the island? Many Thais burn everyday rubbish and plastic in the gardens! Stop that please! And, why not to stop the traffic during this period? Close the schools and let only people go to work. That would be helpful. 

baliozman | 04 October 2015 - 19:17:54

What sort of rubbish report is that....STAY INSIDE???  You must be joking?? you still breath the same air inside or outside of your house or apartment or have i lost something somewhere??

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