Read about extremely important information related to the haze - from what causes it, how to protect the health of your loved ones from it and more - all in one article.
For the past few months, we've been suffering through the horrible haze that has been caused by raging forest fires across parts of Indonesia.
These forest fires are frequently caused by farmers using the slash-and-burn technique of clearing land for new plantations such as palm oil. However, The Guardian reports that "this year a prolonged dry season and the impact of El Niño have made the situation far worse."
The haze may cause illnesses such as respiratory tract infections. What's more, kids can't play outdoors when the Pollutant Standard Index (PSI) levels go above a certain point, businesses and schools are affected and so on. Needless to say, the haze negatively affects us all.
While we currently have some respite from the haze because of rain, it's still good to arm yourself with plenty of information about it, just in case PSI levels soar again.
Here are the links to all you need to know about the haze in Singapore.
What is it, and why does it happen?
Health impact of the haze and how to protect yourself and loved ones from it
Activities for kids and families during the haze
Putting an end to the haze
We hope you found this information useful. How have you been coping with the haze this year and how has it affected your family? Do let us know in a comment below.