MOH Haze Microsite

Recently, PSI (Pollutant Standards Index) levels have risen above normal and hazy conditions are expected to continue. While this is a cause for concern, it is not a reason to panic. For healthy individuals, short-term exposure (i.e. over a few days) to haze will generally not cause any major health issues, other than irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat.

In most cases, it is still safe to carry on with outdoor activities. However, you should drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, and individuals with existing chronic heart and lung conditions should ensure that medications are on hand and readily available.

While the health advisory provides general precautionary advice, each individual's reaction to pollutants may vary. The amount of physical activity or exertion that can be performed also differs according to an individual's health status or capacity. Persons who are feeling unwell, especially the elderly and children, and those with chronic heart or lung conditions, are advised to seek medical care.

 

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The health impact of haze is dependent on:

(a) one’s health status,

(b) the PSI level, and

(c) the length and intensity of outdoor activity.

Reducing outdoor activities and physical exertion can help limit the ill effects from haze exposure.