With no warning from the Government and/or Meteorological department and/or Department of Environment (DOE), the Malaysians, particularly the Klang Valley-ites welcomes back the yearly Haze. Situation monitored since June 13 shows a deteriorating condition in places such as Shah Alam, Klang, Kuala Selangor and Petaling Jaya. Today, June 15 showed the worse possible within the past 1 week of Air Quality Index or better known as API in Malaysia.
|Condition as of 0930hours June15, 2012.|
|Petaling Jaya moving towards UNHEALTHY in 15ppm! Image from DOE.gov.my|
|Numbers of site approaching Moderate air quality. Image from DOE.gov.my|
What is alarming is the apathy from the government of NOT issuing any statement at least on the website of the relevant government or agencies.
|DOE website with no immediate info|
|Meteorological Map from Met.gov.my showing absolutely no Hot spot|
|Image from Mets Singapore|
|Photos from Aleximon Facebook.|
|Central and Northern Sumatra on Fire!|
Tips to avoid falling sick due to the haze:
1. Drink more water
2. Stay indoor if possible and reduce exposure to haze if you are asthmatic or have respiratory issues
3. Wear face mask or particulate mask (minimum of 95micron size such as those N95 mask)
4. Reduce outdoor activities or stop if breathing become difficult.
4. Drink more water!