Air pollution in Singapore

Air pollution does not normally associate with the Garden City Singapore. However, you may be surprised that the air is not that clean either.

Source : TheSmartLocal

You may be thinking, what air pollution? Skies are bright and the vision is clear, where is the pollution? Well, the truth is, it’s invisible and that’s why it’s a killer. Unlike the pollutions caused by haze, the ones we face daily contains pm2.5 particles, which are too small for our naked eyes to see. PM2.5 mainly comes from traffic smog and industrial burnings in our tiny land, you don’t see them, but they’re there. If you belong to one of the sensitive groups (asthma, lung or heart condition, elderly) it’s important to protect yourself from PM2.5 as they are able to enter deep into our body through the respiratory system, which can trigger an asthma attack or a cardiovascular episode.

An unexpected, healthy group of local user are road cyclists. They wear a mask to cut down the traffic smog along the busy road behind buses. That makes sense if your bike-to-work commuting involves long distance on roads.

Finally for emergency, remember this?

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The 2013 haze crisis that we hit us suddenly and it lasted for 1-2 weeks before it started to get better. We weren’t expecting nor prepared for it, parents rush to pharmacies to get masks from their families and themselves. Therefore, it is a good idea to keep a mask at home so that in the case of an emergency, you’ll be prepared for it. You can also keep it for future uses such as traveling to air polluted countries like India, China, Thailand, etc.

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