Haze level hits all-time high

Askmelah’s latest update (25 Jun 2013): The haze situation has vastly improved due to a change in wind direction and the sky has been clear for the last 4 days.

Adatped from Todayonline  20 Jun 2013

Singapore air quality in hazardous range; authorities contemplating shutting schools

The worsening haze from the Sumatra forest fires caused air quality here to plunge last night to hazardous levels for the first time, with the three-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) reading soaring to an all-time high of 321 at 10pm.

The Ministry of Health yesterday asked hospitals, which were already seeing a rise in complaints of haze-related ailments, to prepare for a spike in the number of cases of asthma, bronchitis and conjunctivitis

Since the latest bout of haze hit last Friday, hospitals have been seeing more patients with asthma or other respiratory problems.

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