API-READING (AFTERNOON)/BM TWO AREAS ALMOST HIT UNHEALTHY API READINGS THIS AFTERNOON

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API-READING (AFTERNOON)/BM TWO AREAS ALMOST HIT UNHEALTHY API READINGS THIS AFTERNOON
July 24 15:47
KUALA LUMPUR,Two areas recorded almost unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings as at 1pm today.According to the Department of Environment portal, Seberang Jaya Dua in Perai and Bakar Arang in Sungai Petani both had a reading of 100.Meanwhile, 38 areas recorded moderate API readings, including Pasir Gudang, Johor (64), Alor Setar, Kedah (81), Bandaraya Melaka (59), Paka, Terengganu (52) and Bintulu and Sarawak (53).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.The public can refer to http://www.doe.gov.my for updates on API readings.