Tag: National environment agency

NEA: Persistent Sumatran forest fires may cause increasingly “unhealthy” air in Singapore

Singapore — Singaporeans, prepare for more polluted air as the situation in Sumatra worsens. The National Environment Agency warned of increasingly "unhealthy" air quality. On Tuesday evening, the 24-hour Pollutant Standard Index (PSI) ranged between 85 and 96. A PSI ranging from 101 and 200 is...

Despite increase in dengue infections, some residents refuse precautionary measures

With dengue cases on the rise, some residents are taking increased precautions but others believe the epidemic will be over soon. In an effort to reduce the Aedes mosquito population and minimize dengue infections, the National Environment Agency continues to conduct residential inspections across clusters...

NEA fines 900 homes for unintentionally breeding aedes mosquitoes

Singapore—The National Environment Agency has fined around 900 households for "breeding mosquitoes" due to failure to clean up stagnant water and unintentionally leaving water containers uncovered. The households were fined at least S$200. The Woodlands cluster area—consisting of Woodlands Avenue 6, Circle, Crescent and Drives...

3 dead, 2,000 affected by dengue since January, Minister says community must work together towards prevention

More than 2,000 people have caught dengue fever since January this year which is already more than thrice the number of cases compared to the first quarter of 2018 which had only 600 cases. Three people have already died from dengue this year. An elderly...

NEA says Singaporeans are wasting food on a colossal scale

The National Environment Agency (NEA) recently cited that food wastage in Singapore is one of the growing concerns in the country. According to NEA’s statistics, 85% of Singaporean households are fond of eating out on a weekly basis. This means one family out of 10...

Burning smell in Singapore’s east due to fire at Johor landfill: NEA

The burning smell that has lingered in the air and has been bothering residents in the eastern side of Singapore was due to a fire at a landfill in Johor, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said. Upon checking, the Department of Environment in Johor confirmed that...

PUB, NEA investigate black discharge in Potong Pasir Canal

A video shared by a netizen led the Public Utilities Board (PUB) and the National Environment Agency to investigate the black discharge clouding the water in the canal at Potong Pasir Avenue 1, Blk 114. On his Facebook page, Adam Teeoo posted a video and...

Dengue cases increase in more than two years; 207 cases reported as of Jan 5

Reports on dengue cases have increased over the past three weeks, with 207 cases reported as of January 5 of 2019, noted by National Environment Agency (NEA) to be the highest weekly number since September 2016. In 2018, there was a 20 percent increase in cases reported...

NEA reveals salmonella as the culprit behind recent Spize Restaurant gastroenteritis outbreak and shuts down outlet for good

On December 7, authorities from the National Environment Agency (NEA) revealed the culprit behind Spize Restaurant River Valley outlet's massive gastroenteritis outbreak that killed one and affected more than 80 people - the big bad bacteria known as salmonella. After joint investigations with the...

Sats officer dead and 72 others ill with food poisoning after eating at Spize Restaurant

When Brink’s Singapore, a security company located at Kaki Bukit, planned a Deepavali celebration for their employees, they did not know that they were about to fall victim to a massive outbreak of gastroenteritis. Out of the 72 people affected, 46 had to be hospitalised...