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Air Quality Improves, Except In Langkawi

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KUALA LUMPUR – The air quality in the country due to the haze has improved, with only Langkawi in Kedah recording unhealthy air as at 7 am Saturday.

According to Department of Environment’s (DOE) website, the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading in Langkawi was 101, while the API readings in other areas indicated moderate air quality.

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.

The public can visit the DOE’s website at http://www.doe.gov.my to know the current API readings.

The country has been shrouded in haze since last week, said to be due to the forest fires in Indonesia, causing schools in several states to be closed and several airlines having to reschedule their flight.

— BERNAMA

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