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Singapore smog at 400 level, dangerous to ill and elderly

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Singapore's smog index hit the critical 400 level on Friday, making it potentially life-threatening to the ill and elderly people, according to a government monitoring site.

The level was reached at 11 am (0300 GMT) after a rapid rise in the Pollutant Standards Index, which measures the haze crisis caused by Indonesian forest fires.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130621/singapore-smog-at-400-level-dangerous-ill-and-elderly