Improvement in Air Quality for Today
Singapore, 23 June 2013 - There has been an improvement in air quality since last night, and this improvement has been sustained this morning. As at 12 noon today, the 24-hr PSI is 88-98 and the 24-hr PM2.5 is 81-102 microgrammes/ cubic metre.
2 The improvement in the air quality is due to a change in the direction of the low level winds over Singapore, from south-westerly to southerly, since last night. The 24- hour PSI for the rest of today is expected to be in the Unhealthy band (101-200) instead of the earlier forecasted band of 201-300.
3 The health advisory for 23 Jun 2013 is as follows:
Elderly, pregnant women, children
Persons with chronic medical conditions especially lung or heart disease
Minimise prolonged** or strenuous*** outdoor physical exertion
Minimise prolonged** outdoor activity
Avoid all outdoor activity
If outdoor activity is unavoidable, wear an N95 mask.^^
** Prolonged = continuous exposure for several hours
*** Strenuous = involving a lot of energy or effort
^^ The use of N95 mask increases the effort in breathing and may cause discomfort, tiredness or headache. For most people this is not serious.
- Employers should deploy susceptible employees to work indoors where possible.
- Employers should provide N95 masks to susceptible employees working outdoors if outdoor activity is unavoidable.
For more information, please contact:
Call Centre: 1800-CALL NEA (1800-2255 632)