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Indonesia's haze is fueling major health concerns

Published 1:12 AM ET, Thu October 29, 2015
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Motorists ride through thick haze choking the city of Palangkaraya, Indonesia, on October 27, 2015. AP
Kahayan Bridge is pictured through yellow, acrid haze in Palangkaraya on October 27, 2015. BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images
Workers and orangutans arrive at a rehabilitation center operated by the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation on the outskirts of Palangkaraya on October 26, 2015. Endangered orangutans are falling victim to the haze crisis that has left them sick, malnourished and severely traumatized as fires rage through Indonesia's forests and reduce their habitat to a charred wasteland. BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images
A villager tries to extinguish a peatland fire on the outskirts of Palangkaraya on October 26. BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images
Heavy haze casts an apocalyptic glow over Tumbang Nusa, Central Kalimantan province, on October 25, 2015. BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images
Residents by the Kahayan riverbanks go about their daily lives in haze-hit Palangkaraya on October 25. BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images
Commuters drive through thick haze in Tumbang Nusa, Central Kalimantan province, on October 25. BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images