The National Environment Agency (NEA) is aware of an online claim (dated 26 August 2016) that its published air quality information is purposely under-reported to avoid causing public panic. This claim is completely false.
NEA’s air quality readings are taken hourly from our network of 22 air quality monitoring stations across Singapore and are automatically published on various platforms such as the NEA website, haze microsite and myENV mobile application. NEA seeks to provide accurate and authoritative information to the public.
For more information on how NEA measures the air quality in Singapore, please refer to their FAQs page here.