Haze: 24 areas with unhealthy air quality

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 24 Oct 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: Twenty-four areas in the peninsula recorded air quality at the unhealthy level as at 5pm Saturday.

Pasir Gudang in Johor still had the highest Air Pollutant Index (API) reading, at 147, followed by Port Klang (146); Malacca (138); Shah Alam (135); Banting and Larkin Lama, Johor (133).

Other areas with air quality in the unhealthy range were Putrajaya and Bukit Rambai, Melaka (both at 132); Kota Tinggi, Johor (130); Kuala Selangor (129); Muar (128); Port Dickson (127) and Seremban (126) while 24 other areas API readings at the moderate level.

An API reading of 0 to 50 indicates good air quality; 51 to 100, moderate; 101 to 200, unhealthy; 201 to 300, very unhealthy and 300 and above, hazardous.

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