KUALA LUMPUR – The air quality throughout the country this Saturday morning has improved as no area recorded an unhealthy level of Air Pollutant Index (API) as at 9am.
A total of 37 areas recorded moderate API readings.
According to the Department of Environment (DoE) website, among areas that recorded moderate API readings were Banting (81), Putrajaya (77), Nilai (76), Port Dickson (76) and Shah Alam (75).
A total of 14 areas recorded healthy API readings including Alor Setar, Kedah and Kapit, Sarawak, each recording 50 while Indera Mahkota, Kuantan and Keningau, Sabah with 48 each.
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 above 300, hazardous.
The public can refer to the DOE portal at apims.doe.gov.my for the latest API reading. – BERNAMA