Quality of Life in Bangkok

Those people with a child in an international school in Bangkok will want to know about the quality of life in the city. Specifically, the quality of the water and the air, both of which get poor reputations outside the city. It will help to see just how much of an issue the water and air quality in the city is, and what methods there are to help deal with any issues that may arise.

With Bangkok being in such a warm climate, people with children in international schools in Thailand will probably be drinking plenty of water. For most parts of the city, tap water is safe to drink and meets the standards set by the World Health Organization. However, in some of the older buildings and houses around the city, the quality of tap water can still be an issue. It is best to learn about the house you will be staying in, such as when it was built, and when the water pipes were installed. If the house was built after 1999, when the city made strong efforts to meet the standards set by the WHO for drinking water quality, then the tap water is likely safe. If it was built before then, you might want to be cautious. Of course, bottled water is an alternative, and is actually very popular in Bangkok. If you are unsure of the quality of the tap water where you live, you can arrange with water vendors to have bottled water delivered to your front door. Vendors also often sell water dispensers that you can place bottled water into. Of course, you can also just go out to the store and buy a case of bottled water, too.

People with children in international schools in Bangkok may find that the air quality in the city is not always the best. Indeed, with factories and high levels of traffic, air pollution has always been a problem for Bangkok. While it’s not unusual to deal with issues of air pollution in major metropolitan areas, Bangkok’s levels can be exceedingly dangerous. This has much to do with just how populated the city is, with nearly 20% of the entire population of Thailand living in Bangkok and the surrounding areas. Not to say that air quality is always an issue, but on days where it gets bad, it gets really bad. With that in mind, there are some things you can do to try and protect yourself on such days. First and foremost, on days where the air quality is poor, limit the amount of physical activities you do. Physical activities tend to make you breathe harder, and you would be taking in more of the polluted air, which could lead to you getting sick. You may also want to stay indoors on days where air quality is poor, and keep the windows in your home shut. Still, it’s not all bad. There have been efforts in recent years to try and reduce the amount of air pollution in Bangkok. Even so, it’s still worth being cautious over.

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