The "light haze" that came from burning forests of Indonesia has reached several areas of Metro Manila. Robert Badrina, weather specialist of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) stated that the agency is monitoring the "light haze" that may affect the operation of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Science Garden in Quezon City and the Port Area, since Monday morning.
The Department of Health (DoH) advised the public to avoid the haze. According to the DOH, it is best to stay in areas with good ventilation and avoid low-lying areas as smoke thereby are more concentrated.
This (haze) are air pollutants that were created due to forest fires in Indonesia. Those forest fire with sulfur, poli-carbons and various chemicals that contaminate the air we breathe. Small particulates can get into our lungs and even our bloodstream can cause health problems.DOH informing people to wear protective gear, such as dust mask or carry a thick towel to cover your nose, so as inhaling the haze can be prevented.