Haze: Thirty-four areas record unhealthy API readings

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  • Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015

PETALING JAYA: Thirty-four areas nationwide recorded unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings as at 8am Tuesday.

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

Jalan Pegoh, Ipoh recorded the highest API at 188, followed by Batu Muda in Kuala Lumpur (185), Jalan Tasek, Ipoh (182) and Banting, Selangor (181).

Other areas with unhealthy API readings in Peninsular Malaysia are Nilai (179), Seremban (173), Port Klang (171), Seri Manjung (166), Shah Alam (159) and Petaling Jaya (155).

In Sarawak, the areas with unhealthy API readings are Sri Aman (147), Sibu (117), Samarahan (111), Sarikei (136) and Kuching (104).

Areas in Sabah, meanwhile, recorded moderate readings.

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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