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Smog over Southeast Asia in 1997

Year: 2007 Author: Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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In 1997 alone haze caused by air pollutants from fire spread for more than 3,200 kilometers, covering six Southeast Asian countries. In the Malaysian state of Sarawak, air pollution reached one the highest recorded indices at 839 g/m3 (levels over 301 g/m3 are equal to smoking 80 cigarettes a day).
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