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Bangkok residents wearing masks to protect themselves against the smog, which has been found to contain hazardous substances.
Bangkok residents wearing masks to protect themselves against the smog, which has been found to contain hazardous substances.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

1 Bangkok air toxic: Study

The air in Bangkok is filled with heavy metals hazardous to public health, researchers have found, as the Thai capital struggles with smog. Studies show that at least 51 kinds of heavy metals were present in dust particles, of which cadmium, tungsten and arsenic were found to be at unsafe levels.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 26, 2019, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Subscribe