KRABI, 28 August 2015 – The public health department in Krabi has confirmed the haze caused by forest fires in Indonesia is still harmless to the health of people in the province.
The provincial office of natural resources and environment earlier measured particulate matter in the air and found that an average level of fine particles in Krabi was too low to cause any respiratory tract disorders and health problems in general. However, the province will keep monitoring the situation until the amount of particulate matter is down to normal levels.
The provincial public health department strongly advises people with chronic respiratory tract disorders, lung disease or asthma to avoid staying in highly polluted areas and wear face masks. They should also avoid long-hour outdoor activities and immediately see a doctor if they have symptoms of particle exposure.