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Unhealthy air in 18 areas early today

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KUALA LUMPUR — September 30, 2015: Eighteen areas recorded unhealthy air quality as at 9 am today, compared with 11 at 7 pm last night.

According to the Department of Environment, Bukit Rambai in Malacca recorded the highest air pollutant index (API) reading of 150, followed by Port Dickson at 142.

In Johor, the API reading for Pasir Gudang was 131, Larkin Lama 120, Muar 119 and Kota Tinggi 106. Bandaraya Melaka was at 141 while Seremban and Nilai recorded 117 and 115 respectively.

In Pahang, the readings for Balok Baru in Kuantan and Indera Mahkota were 135 and 105 respectively while in Jerantut it was 102.

The readings for Banting, Shah Alam and Port Klang and Shah Alam in Selangor were 125, 105 and 102 respectively while those for Kemaman and Paka in Terengganu were 126 and 112 respectively. Putrajaya was at an unhealthy 111.

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 access http://apims.doe.gov.my/v2/ for updates. — Bernama

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