KUALA LUMPUR: Air quality was at unhealthy levels in nine areas in the country as of 8 am, Tuesday, according to the Department of Environment (DOE).
The affected areas are Samarahan, which recorded an Air Pollutant Index (API) reading of 118, Sibu (185) and Sri Aman (113) in Sarawak; Banting (136), Port Klang (127) and Petaling Jaya (102) in Selangor and Batu Muda (124), Cheras (122) and Putrajaya (125) in Kuala Lumpur.
Twenty other places recorded moderate air quality.
An API reading of between 0 and 50 is considered good; 51 to 100, moderate; 101 to 200, unhealthy; 201 to 300, very unhealthy; and 301 and above, hazardous. – Bernama
The smog in Moscow is getting thicker.
Moscow is the capital of Russia.
The smog came from the wildfires and forest fires that are burning in western Russia.
Airborne pollutants such as carbon monoxide is at six times the normal levels.
So the Russians and the tourists need to wear masks to protect themselves.
The smog got inside the buildings in Moscow.
The State Historical Museum, on Red Square was forced to close because it couldn’t stop its smoke detectors from going off.
The smog is so thick that we can’t see very far away.
Some flights to Moscow’s Domodedovo and Vnukovo airports had been diverted to other airports.
There could also be road accidents because the drivers can’t see clearly in the thick haze.
The fires drew comment from officials and activists at international climate-change talks in Bonn, Germany.
There are natural disasters all over the world.
Russia is burning and Pakistan is drowning.
I think the people in Moscow should avoid going outside because the thick smog can cause accidents and the air quality is very low.