KUALA LUMPUR: A total of seven regions in Peninsular Malaysia recorded unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings as at 11am Tuesday (Oct 3), with Nilai in Negri Sembilan remaining the worst affected with an API reading of 157.
According to the Environment Department's Air Pollutant Index Management System (APIMS) website, Cheras in Kuala Lumpur registered an API reading of 155.
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In Selangor, Petaling Jaya recorded the highest API reading of 122, followed by Banting (121) and Shah Alam (119).
Other places with an API exceeding 100 are Seremban (151) and Port Dickson (111) in Negri Sembilan.
Meanwhile, two areas in the country recorded good API levels of below 50 - Kangar in Perlis with 40 and Kimanis, Sabah, at 50.
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The remaining 59 areas in Malaysia with API monitoring stations are in the moderate range with readings from 51 to 100.
An API reading of zero to 50 indicates that the air quality is good; 51-100, moderate; 101-200, unhealthy; 201-300, very unhealthy; and above 300, hazardous. - Bernama