What is haze? We found the following definitions of ¡®haze¡¯ from reliable online dictionaries and Wikipedia.
From Cambridge Dictionaries Online:
¡°When the air is not very clear because of something such as heat or smoke, making it difficult to see well.¡±
¡°A slight obscuration of the lower atmosphere, typically caused by fine particles of dust, pollutants, etc.¡±
From Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary:
¡°Fine dust, smoke, or light vapor causing lack of transparency of the air.¡±
¡°An aggregation in the atmosphere of very fine, widely dispersed, solid or liquid particles, or both, giving the air an opalescent appearance that subdues colors.¡±
From Online Medical Dictionary:
¡°Light vapor or smoke in the air which more or less impedes vision, with little or no dampness; a lack of transparency in the air; hence, figuratively, obscurity; dimness. ¡°
From American Heritage Dictionary:
¡°Atmospheric moisture, dust, smoke, and vapor that diminishes visibility.¡±
¡°Atmospheric phenomenon whereby dust, smoke and other pollutant particles obscure the usual clarity of the air.¡±
We then compiled our own definition, which we think is more understandable by teenagers.
Haze refers to the accumulation of dust, smoke and other pollutant particles in the air which leads to the unclarity of the atmosphere, lower visibility level and detrimental effects on the human body.