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NEW AIR QUALITY REPORTING SYSTEM TO TAKE EFFECT FROM 1 APR 2014

The new air quality reporting system, which will incorporate PM2.5 into the current PSI, will take effect from 1 Apr 2014. The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Manpower have also revised their haze health advisories for the general public and for employees. These new advisories will also take effect from 1 Apr 2014. In the interim period up to 1 April 2014, members of the public and employers may refer to NEA's haze forecasts and advisories.

Find out more about the new air quality reporting system
Visit NEA's Haze Microsite for the latest air quality readings



Latest Updates

• Haze health advisory for the general public and the workplace guidelines
  revised

In conjunction with the enhanced PSI system in place from 1 April 2014, the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) have revised the haze health advisory for the general public and the workplace guidelines for employers on protecting employees from the effects of haze.

Minister Vivian Balakrishnan will attend the 16th Meeting of the Sub-Regional
  Ministerial Steering Committee on Transboundary Haze Pollution on 2 April
  2014

Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Dr Vivian Balakrishnan will be attending the 16th Meeting of the Sub-Regional Ministerial Steering Committee (16th MSC) on Transboundary Haze Pollution in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam on 2 April 2014. The MSC, comprising Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, oversees the implementation of enhanced measures to prevent smoke haze arising from land and forest fires in the five countries. The 16th MSC is expected to discuss the follow-up on the ASEAN Sub-Regional Haze Monitoring System, amongst other haze prevention measures.



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#Cut Thru the Haze

Puzzled by these rumours?

Rumour #1: Hailstones observed over the western part of Singapore between 1pm and 4.30pm on 25 Jun 2013 was caused by acid rain or cloud seeding.

Rumour #2: PSI index on NEA website was 393 at 10pm on 19 June 2013, but later changed to 321.

Rumour #3: TR Emeritus claimed that PSI readings on NEA’s website do not take into account PM2.5 but are based solely on PM10

Find out the truths and #Cut Thru the Haze!


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You can also access latest PSI updates through the following channels:

- Haze.gov.sg
- Weather@SG website
- NEA Twitter
- NEA Call Centre at
  1800 CALL NEA (18002255 632)
- NEA myENV App on iPhone and Android
- Email: Contact_NEA@nea.gov.sg

For MOH's general line: 6325 9220

For emergencies, the public can also contact:
Singapore Civil Defence Force Hotline: 995

For non-emergency ambulance, the public can contact: 1777

Other Relevant Links:
- NEA Website
- MOH Website
- MEWR Website
- GOVSG Website


COMMUNITY INITIATIVES

Check out these community initiatives that help Singaporeans battle the haze:

sg-haze-rescue
Community that helps Singaporeans combat the haze.

 N95 Mask Finder
crowdmask
A crowdsourcing site which helps Singaporeans locate places to buy N95 masks.

 

 
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