API readings in Taiping and Ipoh unhealthy

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 24 Jul 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Two areas in Perak – Kampung Air Putih, Taiping, and SK Jalan Pegoh, Ipoh, – registered unhealthy air quality.

As of 1pm yesterday, the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading for Kampung Air Putih was recorded at 131 and SK Jalan Pegoh was recorded at 101.

This was an improvement from morning when three areas were found to have unhealthy air quality.

According to the Department of Environment, 33 areas recorded moderate API, including Pasir Gudang (62), Alor Setar (53), Sungai Petani (76), Nilai (58), Jerantut (57), Seri Manjung (88), Perai (69) and Bintulu (60).

An API reading of between zero and 50 indicates good air quality; between 51 and 100 (moderate), between 101 and 200 (unhealthy), between 201 and 300 (very unhealthy) and over 301 (hazardous).

The public can refer to the department’s portal at www.doe.gov.my to find out about the API reading for their areas. — Bernama

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