U.S. Mission Thailand donates air purifiers to help teachers and students

 | Fri 3 Sep 2021 17:25 ICT

The United States supports efforts in northern Thailand to address air quality. On 2nd September, the U.S. Mission to Thailand donated 81 air purifiers to Chiang Mai Provincial Education Office. These air purifiers, worth approximately 485,000 baht, will be distributed to 25 schools in Chiang Mai.

Since 2019, the U.S. government has donated approximately 2 million baht in equipment to respond to wildfires and help improve air quality in northern Thailand. As air pollutants can impact human health throughout the region, these donations help reduce ultra-fine dust particles such as PM2.5 which can cause serious health problems.

“We all breathe the same air and the United States is proud to support our Thai partners throughout northern Thailand, as we work together to end air pollution,” said Consul General Sean O’Neill. “We are committed to protecting the health of students and their dedicated teachers by improving air quality in the classroom and creating a safe learning environment for everyone.”

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“I would like to thank the U.S. government for the donated equipment. This donation demonstrates strong friendship and ongoing partnership between the United States and Thailand. These air purifiers will help schools improve the air quality for students and teachers in the classrooms,” Chiang Mai Governor Charoenrit Sanguansat said.

For more information regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Quality Index for northern Thailand, please visit the U.S. Embassy website: https://th.usembassy.gov/air-quality-index-aqi/. The information is calculated based on air pollution data captured by monitors owned and maintained by the Royal Thai government.