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Annual Haze Affects Health, Economy in Chiang Mai

In northern Thailand, the annual haze has come early, affecting both citizens' health and the local economy -- including traffic in and out of the region's airports.  In the capital of Chiang Mai, hospital workers face an alarming increase in patients suffering respiratory illnesses, as the haze sets in. It’s a problem every year caused by excessive field burning in the region during the dry season. But this year’s smoke arrived early. Thousands of air masks have been...

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