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