Essay On Effects Of Haze

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Haze Indonesia has struggled for years to contain forest fires, especially in the islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan. Indonesia has lost 72 percent of its large forest areas to industries like timber, paper and palm oil. At least six of the ten countries in the ASEAN region have been affected by the haze, including southern Thailand and Vietnam, and most parts of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. The haze affecting Cambodia and Cebu in the Philippines is also suspected to have arisen from Indonesian rather than local sources. The conversion of tropical forests is one of the major contributors to greenhouse gas emissions that is causing climate change. Village residents were forced out to make room for a plantation that…show more content…
The health effects of haze will depend on its severity as measured by the Pollutants Standards Index (PSI). There is also individual variation regarding the ability to tolerate air pollution. Most people would at most experience sneezing, running nose, eye irritation, dry throat and dry cough from the pollutants. They are mild and pose no danger to the health of the general population. It is not just the millions of men, women and children who suffer from the smog-like haze annually but also thousands of birds and animals who are exposed and die, as they do not have the protection we have in our homes. The emission has brought miserable life to people whom there grounds was forcibly taken with no price. They will not be allowed to enter again to their own territory, because of that they have suffered from the effect, no food to eat left homeless and top of that they have no place to live. Searching other places far away from where they come not able to buy a home they rent a place to live with no government help, barley living there whole

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