KUALA LUMPUR – The air quality in most areas nationwide is moderate this morning with no ‘unhealthy’ Air Pollutant Index (API) reading recorded as of 9 am.
The Department of Environment in its website stated that 40 areas recorded moderate API readings, while 12 other areas recorded good API readings.
Moderate API readings were also recorded at two areas in the federal capital, namely, Batu Muda (56) and Cheras (55), and Putrajaya (59).
Similar readings were recorded in Selangor such as Banting (66), Kuala Selangor (57), Port Klang (80), Petaling Jaya (61), and Shah Alam (71).
Moderate readings were recorded in most areas in Johor, Kedah, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Penang, Terengganu, and Sarawak.
Meanwhile, the API reading in all areas in Sabah is ‘good’.
An API reading of 0-50 is categorised as Good; 51-100, Moderate; 101-200, Unhealthy; 201-300, Very unhealthy; and more than 301, Hazardous.
The public can access updates through http://www.doe.gov.my. – BERNAMA