Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Toxic haze from Indonesian forest fires may have caused 100,000 deaths

Killer haze from forest fires that raged across Indonesia last year may have caused more than 100,000 premature deaths in Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia, according to a new report that suggests a drastically higher death toll than Indonesian government figures.

Harvard and Columbia University researchers used air pollution readings to calculate exposure to the deadly smoke.

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