100,300 Deaths from Indonesia’s Fires During 2015, New Study Estimates

The peer-reviewed study published today used air pollution readings and satellite data to calculate forest fire smoke exposure, estimating that 2,200 premature deaths occurred in Singapore, 6,500 in Malaysia and 91,600 in Indonesia. [1] The estimate is vastly greater than the Indonesian government’s official statement last year that just 19 people died from the haze. [2]

Greenpeace Indonesia forest campaigner Yuyun Indradi said:


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