The Impact of PM2.5 on Socio-Economic of Thailand: The Perception Based on The Survey Data

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Chukiat Chaiboonsri
Paponsun Eakkapun
Niorn Sirimongkonlertkun
Thunwadee Tachapattaworakul Suksaroj
Rujikan Nasanit
Ronbanchob Apiratikul
Navarat Apirakkittikul
Piyasak Manason
Krisdakorn Wongwuthikun
Siwatt Pongpiachan


The current fine particulate matter, PM2.5 situation in Thailand becomes urgently as the national issue addressed. The impacts from dust do not be limited only dust particle itself but it also carried various toxins. Many studies have determined that the PM2.5 contains various heavy metals, which results in health problems. The health dimensions that could be affect by PM2.5 including respiratory tract diseases, mental health, well-being etc. These impacts affect working people, as well as society in various living conditions covered urban and rural setting. This paper aim to investigate PM2.5 focusing on health and economic impacts. The data has been collected by using questionnaire which was distributed in all province of Thailand Kingdom. The perceptions of Thai people regarding impacts from PM2.5 including economic, social and environment have been determined using mathematical model to interpret as empirical values for perception levels among different groups of factors studied.


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