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Oh, behaze!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

My poor car is covered in ashes! It reminds me of the aftermath of a volcanic eruption I saw on TV once. This haze is almost as bad as an ash cloud. No, I think it is worse. This is an ash bath!




Look at my car and imagine people who sleep with their windows open and without air conditioning at night! They are breathing in all the ashes! This is terrible.


PSI: 323. 9am this morning.


PSI is at hazardous level again today after a brief respite last evening. Things look bad.

We need to do more seeding in the clouds!
Oh, behave! No, not that type of seeding!

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Best (funny) idea ever to combat haze!

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Tien Song Chuan said...

http://therealsingapore.com/content/free-n95-masks-poorest-200000-households


FREE N95 MASKS FOR THE POOREST 200,000 HOUSEHOLDS
Post date:
21 Jun 2013 - 6:49pm

ONE million N95 masks will be given out free to the poorest 200,000 households starting from Sunday.

Chairman of the inter-ministerial committee on haze Dr Ng Eng Hen announced this on Friday night.

The government's stocks of masks will also go to popular retail outlets such as NTUC Fairprice. Fairprice will cap the price of these masks and limit the number one person can buy, to combat panic buying.

A current shortage of masks at retail pharmacies is caused by panic buying which has caused "supply chain bottle-necks", Dr Ng said. He assured that there are enough masks for Singapore's needs.

Dr Ng, a doctor by training, explained that the majority of people who are healthy do not need to wear such masks unless they work outdoors when the 24-hour PSI reading is over 300. "We have not reached that yet," he said, as the prediction for Saturday is a 24-hour PSI of between 201 and 300.

That means healthy people should avoid prolonged or strenuous outdoor exertion and wear N95 masks if such activity cannot be avoided. The elderly, pregnant, children, and ill should avoid all outdoor activity and wear N95 masks if prolonged outdoor activity is unavoidable.

The Health Ministry has said N95 masks can be reused as long as they are not out of shape or soiled.

Source: Straits Times

Tien Song Chuan said...

CAPITALISM

Indonesia has blamed eight companies, including Singapore-based Sinar Mas and Asia Pacific Resources International (APRIL) for the fires raging across its land of Sumatra that has blanketed parts of Malaysia and parts of Singapore in its most severe haze in history.

http://therealsingapore.com/content/indonesia-names-sinar-mas-april-among-eight-firms-behind-singapore-haze

Tien Song Chuan said...

Anybody read the company annual reports of Sinar Mas and Asia Pacific Resources?

AK71 said...

Hi Tien,

This is bad for Golden Agriculture. They could lose some customers who have not switched suppliers simply because of the assurance that environmentally responsible processes are being employed in the plantations. Now with this revelation, it can only be damaging for Golden Agriculture.

Tien Song Chuan said...

You mean Sinar Mas and Asia Pacific Resources are related to Golden Agriculture?

AK71 said...

Hi Tien,

I know that Sinar Mas owns Golden Agriculture. I don't know about Asia Pacific Resources though.

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