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HAZE SMELL IN SG - THANK YOU FOR THE AIR, INDONESIA!

As I woke up today, I was greeted by the familiar and comforting odor of smoke assaulting my nostrils - none other than our beloved haze!

I took a deep breath. Ahhh, it seems to be Kalimantan peat flavor today, my favourite! I recall reading in the papers that the Indonesian government said the fires were relatively harmless. But they imposed record-breaking fines on the companies last year!

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HAZE HAS WORSEN TO UNHEALTHY LEVELS, PLS TAKE PRECAUTIONS

Hi, I wish to raise awareness on the recent haze condition. Many of us must have noticed the smoke/burnt smell in the air recently. I have come across a web site which monitors PSI as well as PM 2.5 (and many more) and it is seriously worrying me. I have been checking a particular website for information over the past 2 weeks and there were days where the PM 2.5 reached an unhealthy level for sensitive groups of people. However, PM 2.5 had worsened yesterday to the unhealthy level for the general public.

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4 factors ensuring S’pore will experience haze that is PSI 401 and higher in 2014

It’s almost the end of May and it can only mean one thing: It’s haze season in Singapore again. Last June, the PSI level in Singapore breached 401, signalling that the haze, courtesy of forest fires in Indonesia, was in the hazardous range. This year, in anticipation of what could be a worse situation than last year — which was already the worst haze episode in Singapore’s history — about 3.6 million free N95 face masks have been delivered to 1.2 million households nationwide from May 6 to 12.

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Air quality worsens with 3-hour PSI hitting 84

ir quality in Singapore worsened today (March 11) with the three-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) reaching 84 as at 8pm. The 24-hr PSI was between 31 and 56, while PM2.5 was between 18 and 42 μg/m3, according to the National Environment Agency (NEA). Air quality is in the moderate band when the PSI is between 51 and 100. “We expect the situation to improve during the night, but high moderate haze is expected to persist for the next few days as northeasterly winds blow smoke from increasing hot spots in Malaysia,” said Minister for Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan in a Facebook post.

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