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Published: Thursday March 13, 2014 MYT 10:07:00 AM
Updated: Thursday March 13, 2014 MYT 12:13:31 PM

Haze intensifies as 11 areas record unhealthy API readings

Picture taken near Phileo Damansara at around 11.15 am on Thursday. -  Photo by Megat Sharafudin Hadi

Picture taken near Phileo Damansara at around 11.15 am on Thursday. - Photo by Megat Sharafudin Hadi

PETALING JAYA: The haze in Malaysia is worsening as 11 areas recorded increasingly unhealthy API readings as of 8am on Thursday.

The Klang Valley and Negri Sembilan recorded most of the high readings

The area with the highest reading is Kuala Selangor (155) followed by Nilai (143), Port Klang (137), Banting (134) and Putrajaya (124).


Picture taken above Menara AIA, Jalan Ampang at 1115 hours on Thursday.
Aerial view from Menara AIA, Jalan Ampang at 11.15 am on Thursday. -  Photo by Yap Chee Hong

Other areas include Bukit Rambai (117), Seremban and Batu Muda (112), PJ (107), Shah Alam (103) and Sri Aman (101).


Areas like Sri Aman, Shah Alam and PJ actually recorded moderate readings as of 6am but worsened.

Other areas recorded moderate and healthy readings.

An API of between 51 to 100 is considered moderate, 101-200 unhealthy, 200-300 very unhealthy and 300 and above hazardous.

Tags / Keywords: health, environment, API readings, Klang Valley, Negri Sembilan

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