Singapore / Malaysia / indonesia: Tiny things in the haze that matter

It is that time of year again – when N95 masks fly off the shelves, air purifiers get dusted off, and complaints about sore throats and dry eyes soar.

Some days, people in Singapore wake up to an acrid smell, while smog-like shrouds block out the horizon and private planes have to be diverted to Johor.

But as bad as the air might look or smell, the average Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) readings over a 24-hour period have not gone into the “very unhealthy” range (201-300), instead swinging between “moderate” (51-100) and “unhealthy” (101-200).

Experts say that people should not draw conclusions on air quality based on just visibility levels, or how bad the haze smells.

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About Antoni Uni

I am born in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and went to Spain, l'Escala - Costabrava, in 1988. After 15 years I made a mistake and went travelling in S.E. Asia. and in 2005 I dropped down in Bangkok where I still live. Mijn website met foto's is:
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