30 Mar '16, 8am

[Mothership] No, you weren’t going crazy. Other people in S’pore also smelled the haze last night. https://t.co/m4dMDXafRJ

[Mothership] No, you weren’t going crazy. Other people in S’pore also smelled the haze last night. https://t.co/m4dMDXafRJ

If you had planned to call in sick today to have your senses checked out at the doctor’s, please cancel your scheduled appointment. You were not the only one who smelled the haze last night. The 3-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) had been slowly increasing since Tuesday afternoon before peaking at 87 at 8pm last night. Even though it went down subsequently to 83 by 10pm, it was still the highest level this year. Plausible-sounding explanations The National Environment Agency (NEA) said there are a few possible causes for a burning smell in the air. One reason could be due to “transboundary smoke haze from forest and peat fires in the region, the occurrence of local fires or other localised sources of burning”. Moreover, NEA said it was difficult to pinpoint the cause or source of the smells due to the transient nature of it and added that smells may not always be corre...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2016/03/no-you-werent-going-crazy-ot...

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