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International Journal of Public Health and Clinical Sciences (IJPHCS)
Open Access e-journal ISSN : 2289-7577


S.M. Saliluddin



In recent years, this region has experienced an annual occurrence of smoke haze that originate from the activities related to agriculture, where large areas of farming land is burned to clear the way for new crops. This activity has given rise to smoke haze problems that cross borders and cause impacts in surrounding countries. Smoke haze cause disruption to the daily lives of the population as well as being detrimental to their health. Although the causes of pollution in the atmosphere is numerous, the annual activities giving rise to this annual smoke haze generation need to be controlled to prevent increased risk to problems related to smoke haze and other disruption to the countries in the region, both socially and economically.

Key words: smoke haze, trans-boundary haze, haze related health effects, air quality monitoring.

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