Haze in Singapore: All you need to know

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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.

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The Singapore landscape becomes a blur in the midst of the haze here. Source: Pinterest

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?

Facts and precautions

Singapore haze 2015

What causes South East Asia's haze?

Information about the haze from the National Environment Agency (NEA)

PM Lee's thoughts on the haze

Health impact of the haze and how to protect yourself and loved ones from it

How to protect newborns and pregnant mums from the haze

The devastating impact of the haze on Indonesia's children

The Ministry of Health's Haze Subsidy Scheme

Indoor plants for air purification

Doctor's advice: Health tips during the haze

Fight the haze with TCM

Advice from the Health Promotion Board: Health impacts of the haze

Ministry of Health FAQ on health impacts of the haze

Haze-proof your skin

Activities for kids and families during the haze

"Haze-cation" getaways

Best indoor playground for kids in Singapore

DIY crafts for toddlers

25 ways to keep preschoolers occupied

25 ways to keep toddlers occupied

Putting an end to the haze

Major supermarkets withdraw haze-related products

An 8-year-old's appeal to stop the haze

When will the haze end? 

Greenpeace petition to stop 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. 

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