Many people in Singapore reported a burning smell as haze readings surged early on Friday (22 Aug).
As of 10am, the 3-hour PSI level stood at 111, according to the website of the National Environment Agency.
A 24-hour PSI reading within 101-200 would be in the “unhealthy” level, but as of 10am it was still within the “moderate” 51-62 range.
The PM2.5 pollution index, which measures finer pollutants of smaller than 2.5 microns in diameter, shot up to the “normal to elevated” Band II range of 150 in the west of Singapore and 102 in the north from single digit levels earlier in the morning.
PM2.5 pollutants is one of the six pollutants, including carbon monoxide and sulphur dioxide, that the PSI measures. Long and regular exposure to PM2.5 is linked to higher risk of death from complications like lung cancer or heart disease. There are four bands of measurements for the PM2.5 index.
11pm #SGHaze: 1-hr PM2.5 in Elevated range for 4 regions, at 30-117
As at 2am, the 24-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) was 91-139, according to the NEA website. Readings in the west and north are in the unhealthy range at 139 and 134 respectively. It was 104 in the south, 108 in the central regions and 91 in the east.
#SGHaze 3pm update: 24hr PSI at 74-129, 3hr PSI at 95
4pm #SGHaze UPDATE: 24h PSI at 74-128; 3-hr PSI is 88; 1h PM2.5 elevated in north; central
5pm #SGHaze UPDATE: 24h PSI at 72-127; 3-hr PSI is 83; 1h PM2.5 elevated in northern S'pore
10pm #SGHaze UPDATE: 24-hr PSI is 68-121; 3-hr PSI is 82; 1-hr PM2.5 elevated in north
today not as bad as yday
I'm surprised that after so many years, the human body has not adapted itself to the haze.
Maybe we would, eventually.
12am #SGHaze UPDATE: 24-hr PSI is 66-115; 3-hr PSI is 79; 1-hr PM2.5 normal in all regions
today is ok
or else fuck indonesia
3pm #SGHaze UPDATE: 24-hr PSI Moderate at 68-89; 1-hr PM 2.5 Elevated in north (61)
4pm #SGHaze UPDATE: 24-hr PSI Moderate at 68-89; 1-hr PM 2.5 Elevated in north (64)
today quite ok
11pm #SGHaze UPDATE: 24-hr PSI Moderate at 72-97; 1-hr PM 2.5 Elevated in most areas
12am #SGHaze UPDATE: 24-hr PSI Moderate at 72-99; 1-hr PM 2.5 Elevated in north, west
the west side is always worse than other parts of the singapore.
An annual event that u should expect every year...
Smokers immunity 8D