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Cebuanos urged to wear protective mask against smaze.

CEBU CITY - Cebu's sky is being blanketed by a suspected smaze, a mixture of smoke and haze, from Indonesia, prompting the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 to urge Cebuanos to wear a good fit protective mask to avoid respiratory exposure to contaminants.

Engineer Oscar Tabada, Director of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration-Visayas, said there is light to moderate smaze hovering over the region based on their hourly observation and monitoring.

In a message to Manila Bulletin, DENR 7 Information Officer Eddie Llamedo said Cebuanos are advised to avoid staying longer outdoor and minimize prolonged outdoor physical activities.

He added that with a wind speed of 0.1 meter per second, which is moving very slow, the suspected smaze could still be experienced in the coming days.


Cebu City covered with smaze, October 24, 2015 (MB Photo/Juan Carlo de Vela)

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Date:Oct 24, 2015
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