Malaysia: Air quality improving, only eight places record moderate API

BERNAMA New Straits Times 31 Aug 16;

KUALA LUMPUR: The air quality nationwide has improved with only eight places recording a moderate Air Pollutant Index (API) reading today compared to 16 places yesterday.

According to the Department of Environment website, as of 12 noon today, eight places recorded a moderate API reading with Pasir Gudang, Johor (58), Bakar Arang, Sungai Petani, Kedah and Kampung Air Putih, Taiping, Perak each recorded an API reading of 55.

Nilai, Negeri Sembilan and Seberang Jaya 2, Penang each recorded an API reading of 54 while Samarahan, Sarawak (52), Port Klang and Larkin Lama, Johor each 51.

This was in contrast with yesterday when 16 places recording a moderate API reading as of 11 pm with the highest API reading of 72 in Nilai.

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.

Members of the public can refer to the portal apims.doe.gov.my to obtain the current API reading. --Bernama

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