Is rain mixed with haze poisonous? Air quality scientist clears the air

A woman covering herself from the sudden rain near City Square Mall at about 1.40pm on Sept 23, 2019. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
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SINGAPORE - Rain provided respite from the haze on Monday (Sept 23), and the weatherman says to expect more wet weather over the next few days.

But readers of The Straits Times have asked: "When rain mixes with haze, does this create a poisonous mix?"

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