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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 11:16 pm

Brah wrote:
QRM wrote:300+ A breath of fresh air for Beijing folks, they hit the 900 mark? or is that another way of measuring, per cubic metre?

Anyway in line with all the end of the world hysteria did you know, Air pollution now kills more people than high cholesterol?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/won ... olesterol/

Is Beijing smog or dust, or both?

BTW any info on the levels in Indo?


Nah, why would Singapore report levels in Indonesia? They're too busy being inconvenienced at home here :p

IF I recall, beijing was 700+ on the 'up to 500' AQI scale. It measures particles 2.5 microns or smaller. Details here:
http://beijing.usembassy-china.org.cn/070109air.html

I've seen the rating posted for Singapore also. Not sure how it correlates to the PSI we're seeing.

Beijing is usually smog, not dust, except during the sand storms. In Shanghai when it looked worse than this, it smelled nice, almost fresh. Being from SF, I really thought it was just fog.

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 8:30 am

I don't know what the magic number is this morning, but right now at the beach I cannot breath. This is the first time I'm coughing pretty frequently outside. It's yellow outside now.

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 8:55 am

zzm9980 wrote:I don't know what the magic number is this morning, but right now at the beach I cannot breath. This is the first time I'm coughing pretty frequently outside. It's yellow outside now.


158

And my neighbourhood looks like Silent Hill as we speak... 8-[
It looked even worse than when it was declared at PSI 371 yesterday.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 9:11 am

I'm quite surprised at the amount of people wearing face-masks. Even my wife brought one home for me!

It conjours up images of urban China (or similar).



[Ugh... my eyes are stinging!.... thank heavens I don't have to deal with contact lenses, that can't be fun!]

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:05 am

Some photos.

The HDBs are yesterday afternoon, beach this morning about 8am.

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And my first world problem:


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Postby morenangpinay » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:10 am

367 at 10 am..

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Postby nutnut » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:19 am

remember this is a 3 hour average which means that it's probably a lot higher since the last 2 3 hour averages have been much lower! It's likely to be up around 400+ mark.
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Postby x9200 » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:21 am

zzm9980 wrote:Image

Interesting. The temple (or something similar) at the background got elevated by at least 5 storeys in the haze.

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Postby Saint » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:36 am

nutnut wrote:remember this is a 3 hour average which means that it's probably a lot higher since the last 2 3 hour averages have been much lower! It's likely to be up around 400+ mark.


The actual 10am reading was PSI 475!

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Postby Travailes » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:50 am

The situation is bad and today it looks, smells and feels the worst day so far. Singapore prides itself on managing to control everything so this must be hurting. Trying to interfere in other countries affairs (not that I don't think they shouldn't but getting rebuked) and getting a massive dose of their own medicine. I watched the Environment Minister (Balakrisnan ?) on CNA last night. He gets paid $1m !!!! It was embarrassing. No plan, no recommendation, nothing. As for those poor bastards working outside - they have no choice I guess if they want to get paid.
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Postby ScoobyDoes » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 11:16 am

Saint wrote:
nutnut wrote:remember this is a 3 hour average which means that it's probably a lot higher since the last 2 3 hour averages have been much lower! It's likely to be up around 400+ mark.


The actual 10am reading was PSI 475!



Where do you get the actual one?

The 3hr average at 11am is already 400 and I knew when I was walking to work at 10am it already wasn't a 'normal' morning so I think we're definitely going to hit some new records later today.
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Postby maidsrch » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 11:25 am

Where do you get the value of 475?
And Btw, at what reading do we all roll over & die? :o

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Postby Wd40 » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 11:33 am

maidsrch wrote:Where do you get the value of 475?
And Btw, at what reading do we all roll over & die? :o


Dont worry, that wont happen. You must remember this is originating from Indonesia and the cities worst affected are in Indonesia. So they will die first before we die.

In villages in 3rd world countries they have wood stoves and the house is full of smoke and the PSI will much more than 1000, yet people live much longer. Dont worry, you will live :)

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Postby bgd » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 11:39 am

But who will put the fires out....

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Postby katbh » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:05 pm

http://aqicn.org/?map

This is a more accurate recording.
NEA admitted this morning that they are not giving wholly accurate information as they do not want to alarm the public!


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