Tag Archives: Pollutant Standards Index (PSI)

Singapore cracks world’s top 10 most-polluted cities as haze continues

Indonesian fires choking this part of the region have shot Singapore into the top 10 rankings of the world’s most polluted cities, according to live data from global air quality monitoring firm AirVisual this morning. Our haze situation remains firmly … Continue reading

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Air pollution is damaging to mental health

Earth Day helps create awareness on how environmental issues affect us all. And one of the biggest challenges we face today is the health effects brought by airborne pollution. Every year, the region’s air is choked by the haze. The haze … Continue reading

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Air pollution in Kalimantan, Sumatra at one of the lowest levels since August 

Cities across Kalimantan and Sumatra, which have been shrouded by the haze for months, are finally breathing easy with air pollution at possibly one of the lowest levels since the crisis started in August. On Monday morning, all but one … Continue reading

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Helping Kalimantan at the heart of the haze

Every year, a haze spreads across South East Asia – at the heart is Indonesia’s Central Kalimantan, where raging forest fires cause the hazardous air pollution. Several provinces of Kalimantan often experience the direct wrath of the fires, with hundreds of … Continue reading

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Haze set to last till November as El Nino stretches dry spell

The haze, a result of forest fires in parts of Indonesia, is set to remain until November, due in part to the dry spell caused by the El Nino effect said to be among the strongest since records were kept … Continue reading

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Singapore Air Pollution Poses Foreign Policy Dilemma

If lawyer Jaya Gurunathan wakes up with a sore throat, he often knows the cause right away: the “haze.”  Singapore blames the hazy air pollution that sometimes blankets the city on fires in the less regulated countries that surround it. … Continue reading

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Main reason for air pollution in Tehran revealed

Iran has imported gasoline which contains Pollutant MMT (Methylcyclopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl) – a gasoline additive that enhances octane to reduce knock. The Iranian car manufacturers union has recently conducted a test on gasoline which is sold in Tehran. It announced … Continue reading

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PSI slips into ‘unhealthy’ range

The Republic’s air quality worsened on Wednesday Oct 8 evening, as the three-hour Pollutants Standard Index PSI hit the ‘unhealthy’ range at 6pm with a 3-hour PSI reading of 102. The 3-hour PSI reading rose to 105 as of 7pm … Continue reading

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