Air quality worsens nationwide, 19 areas record unhealthy API

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 13 Sep 2015

PETALING JAYA: A total of 19 areas nationwide recorded unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings as at 5pm Sunday.

The affected locations in the peninsula are in Malacca, Negri Sembilan, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Johor, according to the Department of Environment's website.

Bukit Rambai in Malacca recorded the highest API at 169, followed by Banting, Selangor (168), Malacca city (166), Nilai (161), Port Dickson (150), Putrajaya (156), Seremban (155), Port Klang (155) and Shah Alam (151).

Other areas with unhealthy API readings in peninsula Malaysia are Muar (147), Petaling Jaya (144), Batu Muda in Kuala Lumpur (131), Cheras (129) and Pasir Gudang (105).

In Sarawak, the areas with unhealthy API readings are Samarahan (128), Sri Aman (110) and Sarikei (101).

The air quality has worsened slightly since Sunday morning, with 17 areas recording unhealthy API readings at 11am.

Air quality with API readings of 0-50 is categorised as good, 51-100 (moderate), 101-200 (unhealthy), 201-300 (very unhealthy) and 301 and above (hazardous).

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