Moderate air quality in 34 areas

Posted on September 13, 2011. Filed under: Pollution |

-Bernama-

KUALA LUMPUR: The Air Pollutant Index (API) reading showed good air quality in 18 areas and moderate in 34 others as at 11am on Tuesday.

The Department of Environment also reported that were no areas with unhealthy API reading.

Five areas with the lowest API readings were Limbang (20), ILP Miri (21), Bintulu (22) and Sarikei (23), all in Sarawak, and Keningau, Sabah (22).

API reading of between 0 and 50 is considered good, 51-100 (moderate), 101-200 (unhealthy), 201-300 (very unhealthy) and 301 and above (hazardous).

The DOE said that hazy condition is expected to persist for several more days and members of the public are advised not to carry out open burning, and to cooperate in putting out small fires.

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