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4 areas record unhealthy air quality

KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 (Bernama) -- Four areas recorded unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings as at 2 pm today.

According to the Department of Environment (DOE) website, Putrajaya API reading was 104, Shah Alam (101), Banting (104) and SK Pegoh, Ipoh (106).

On the other hand, 25 areas recorded good API readings, including Kota Tinggi, Johor (39), Langkawi (46), Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (38), Kuala Selangor (46), and Kuala Terengganu (31).

Moderate API readings were registered in Tanah Merah, Kelantan (59), Bukit Rambai, Melaka (76), Seremban (68), Seri Manjung, Perak (52), and Port Klang (80).

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

 

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