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PSI hits 110 at 5pm as haze from Sumatra worsens

THE haze clouding Singapore's skies crossed into the unhealthy range on Monday.
The Straits Times - June 17, 2013
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PSI hits 110 at 5pm as haze from Sumatra worsens

 

By Grace Chua
THE haze clouding Singapore's skies crossed into the unhealthy range on Monday.
At 5pm, the PSI was 110.
Any reading above 100 is considered unhealthy.
The haze was visible across the island, and the National Environment Agency (NEA) said hazy conditions were expected to persist for the next few days.
People with heart and lung disease, children, and older adults are advised to reduce their prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.
Smoke from forest fires in Indonesia's Sumatra island, some deliberately started to clear forests for planting, has been carried by winds from the west and south-west to Singapore this week and to Malaysia, where it reached unhealthy levels over the weekend.
The number of Sumatran hot spots has been rising: on June 15, there were 101 hot spots, while on Sunday there were 138.
NEA said it has alerted the Indonesian Ministry of Environment on the haze situation experienced in Singapore. The agency has urged the Indonesian authorities to look into urgent measures to mitigate the transboundary haze occurrence. It added that it will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide further updates when necessary.

THE haze clouding Singapore's skies crossed into the unhealthy range on Monday.

At 5pm, the PSI was 110.

Any reading above 100 is considered unhealthy.

The haze was visible across the island, and the National Environment Agency (NEA) said hazy conditions were expected to persist for the next few days.

People with heart and lung disease, children, and older adults are advised to reduce their prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.

Smoke from forest fires in Indonesia's Sumatra island, some deliberately started to clear forests for planting, has been carried by winds from the west and south-west to Singapore this week and to Malaysia, where it reached unhealthy levels over the weekend.

The number of Sumatran hot spots has been rising: on June 15, there were 101 hot spots, while on Sunday there were 138.

NEA said it has alerted the Indonesian Ministry of Environment on the haze situation experienced in Singapore. The agency has urged the Indonesian authorities to look into urgent measures to mitigate the transboundary haze occurrence. It added that it will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide further updates when necessary.

 

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