Thursday, June 20, 2013

15yr High for Air Quality Index in Singapore - Worsening due to Forest Fires in Indonesia

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Haze in Singapore has soared to hazardous levels, prompting government health warnings. At 13:00 local time (05:00GMT) Singapore's pollution standards index (PSI) reached 371, breaking all previous records.

Visit National Environment Agency for current pollution levels in Singapore.

The smog is caused by illegal forest fires in Indonesia's Sumatra island. Emergency talks between Singapore and Indonesia are taking place in Jakarta.

 BBC World presenter Rico Hizon says taxi drivers in Singapore are reporting an increase in the number of passengers going to hospital.

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