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Published: Tuesday March 4, 2014 MYT 10:31:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday March 4, 2014 MYT 12:17:08 PM

Unhealthy API readings in Selangor; air quality worsens in Kuala Lumpur

PETALING JAYA: Seven areas recorded unhealthy air pollutant index (API) readings as of 9am Tuesday, according to the Department of Environment’s website. 

In Selangor, Banting recorded the highest API reading at 132 followed by Port Klang (129). The other places in the state include Petaling Jaya (128), Shah Alam (125) and Kuala Selangor (107).

The API level worsened in Kuala Lumpur with Batu Muda recording unhealthy level of 116 from 92 on Monday while Nilai in Negri Sembilan registered API level of 109.

Most parts in Malaysia recorded moderate levels of API readings.

An API reading between 0 and 50 is considered good; 51 to 100, moderate; 101 to 200, unhealthy; 201 to 300, very unhealthy; and 301 and above, hazardous.


Tags / Keywords: Air pollutant index, API, Department of Environment, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Negri Sembilan


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