Health – Air pollution in Singapore
Very high readings of the Pollution Standards Index (PSI) have been recorded in Singapore in June 2013 as a result of smoke haze from fires in Sumatra, Indonesia. On June 20, 2013, the PSI reached 371. Recordings above 300 are considered by Singapore's National Environment Agency (NEA) to be hazardous. The NEA advises that when the PSI exceeds 300, children, the elderly and persons with existing diseases should stay indoors while the general population should avoid unnecessary outdoor activity.
Canadians already in or travelling to Singapore may wish to monitor the haze situation in Singapore and any health warnings issued by the Singapore Government and seek their own medical advice.
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