API readings at 15 areas unhealthy as of 6am

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 15 areas have recorded unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings as of 6am on Sunday (Oct 8).

Based on the data from the Environment Department's Air Pollutant Index Management System (APIMS), these areas are in the Klang Valley Perak, Melaka, Johor, Negeri Sembilan and Pahang

The areas with the highest API readings of 160 are Bukit Rambai in Melaka, Batu Pahat and Larkin in Johor as well as Nilai in Negri Sembilan.

Batu Muda in Kuala Lumpur recorded an unhealthy API reading of 153, while Rompin, Pahang recorded an API of 102.

Other areas where unhealthy API readings were recorded are Pasir Gudang and Tangkak in Johor, Port Dickson in Negri Sembilan and Cheras in Kuala Lumpur.

Meanwhile, another 43 areas recorded moderate API levels while eight recorded good API levels

API readings between 0 to 50 are categorised as good, 51 to 100 (moderate), 101 to 200 (unhealthy), 201 to 300 (very unhealthy), while 300 and above are hazardous.

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