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Health Problems Widening from Asian Rainforest Fires

Officials in Thailand are warning smoke pollution from Indonesia’s massive rainforest fires is affecting public health in four southern provinces. For weeks, haze from Indonesia’s land clearing has prompted health alerts in that country, as well as in Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore.   Poor air quality has led to cancelations of classes, sporting events and other public activities. Indonesian farmers and developers routinely burn rainforest to clear land at this time of year,...

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