KUALA LUMPUR: Poor air quality is recorded in Muar, Johor with the Air Pollutant Index (API) recorded at unhealthy level at 113 as 8am on Thursday.
According to the Department of Environment (DOE) website, 23 areas recorded good API readings while 27 at moderate level.
Among areas having good API readings were Labuan (39), Paka, Terengganu (26), Tanjung Malim, Perak (48), Kota Tinggi and Larkin Lama, Johor (28 and 39 respectively).
Moderate API readings were registered in, among others, Batu Muda and Cheras, Kuala Lumpur (59 and 54 respectively), Putrajaya (68), Shah Alam (58), Banting (53), Sibu, Sarawak (53), and Bakar Arang, Sungai Petani, Kedah (69).
API readings of between 0 and 50 are categorised as good, 51 to 100 (moderate), 101 to 200 (unhealthy), 201 to 300 (very unhealthy) and 300 and above (dangerous).The public can refer to the DOE's portal apims.doe.gov.my to obtain API readings in their respective areas. - Bernama
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