Face masks fly off shelves as thick haze descends on Singapore

NBC News, 21 Jun 2013
Face masks and air purifiers sold out at pharmacies and department stores in Singapore Friday as a thick blanket of haze has descended on the wealthy Southeast Asian nation over the past week in its worst air quality problem ever.
Local hospitals have also seen a rise in patients with haze-related conditions such as such as eye irritation and chest pain, according to local media reports, with more workers taking sick leave as well.
Schools, which are the heart of the city state's highly-educated population, have been forced to cancel outdoor activities for children and reduce physical indoor activities. Full story
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