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[NEWS] Study: Biomass Power Plants Affect Health

– by Poungchompoo Prasert, October 13, 2016, The Nation

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Thai biomass power facility (Photo: Meidensha Corporation)

A recent study on health risks from biomass power plants in Surin province has confirmed that nearby residents are being exposed to tiny dust particles in amounts that exceed the level recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Now authorities have been urged to come up with measures to lessen the health impact.

Sukanda Padpadee, an expert from the Department of Health’s Health Impact Assessment Division, presented her study on exposure to air pollution from the plant during the Public Health Ministry’s annual academic conference last month.

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