|3M mask from 3M.com|
There has been haze in Singapore for many days now, mainly due to the burning of forests by the palm oil companies in Indonesia. Last Friday Singapore’s air was so bad, hence the need for the N95 mask, a special mask to protect Singaporeans. The PSI ( ‘Pollutant Standards Index’.) was reported at a level of 401, a dangerous level.
|The haze from channelnewsasia.com|
These masks by 3M are available in Australia, but many pharmacies have sold out of these masks. Melbourne Central pharmacy sold out of theirs within one day. Its also the same for the QV pharmacy as well as many Priceline Pharmacies. Many Singaporean students and some Malaysian students needed to purchase these for people back home as the haze worsens. According to the Ministry of Health, the N95 masks makes breathing a lot easier and removes all the pollutants.
Many Singaporeans even those back home find it hard to obtain, even though the Singaporean government said that there was 9 million masks made for the population of 5.14 million people. One of our friends who is now living in Singapore said that she had to go to 15 different pharmacies just to find it.
Which pharmacy in Melbourne still has these masks? Please tell us below and then we can send students there.