Haze: Rompin API reading hits very unhealthy level

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 11 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Air quality in Rompin, Pahang climbed to a very unhealthy level as the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading hit 202 as of 10pm Tuesday (Sept 10) night.

Rompin is the only area in Malaysia with very unhealthy API reading, according to the Department of Environment (DOE) website.

In addition to Pahang, several areas in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor and Sarawak registered unhealthy API due to the current haze phenomenon.

The affected areas are Batu Muda (151) and Cheras (147) in Kuala Lumpur; Putrajaya (144); and Petaling Jaya (141), Shah Alam (131), Klang (114), Banting (124) and Johan Setia Klang (159) in Selangor.

Unhealthy API readings were also recorded in Nilai (148), Seremban (124) and Port Dickson (113) in Negeri Sembilan; Alor Gajah (108), Bukit Rambai (109) and Melaka City (102); and Tangkak Johor (125).

The air quality in three areas in Sarawak remained unchanged Tuesday night with unhealthy API recorded in Sri Aman (172), Samarahan (135) and Kuching (161).

An API reading of between 0 and 50 is good while 51 to 100 is moderate, 101 to 200 is unhealthy, 201 to 300 very unhealthy, and 301 and above deemed hazardous. - Bernama

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