Thailand smog: Forest fires plus air pollution equals toxic haze | DW News

It’s being called the toxic haze. For weeks, northern Thailand has been rated one of the most polluted regions in the world. The worst wildfires in years combined with traditional crop-burning practices are blanketing the area in smog. DW correspondent Charlotte Chelsom-Pill traveled to Chiang Rai province, where thousands of people have been left gasping for air and tourist numbers have plunged because of the pollution. Can the forest fires be prevented?

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