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Six areas in Malaysia record unhealthy air pollution index readings

Published on Mar 10, 2014 5:26 PM
 
Putra Mosque (left) and the Malaysian Prime Minister's office (right) are shrouded by haze in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur on March 5, 2014. Six areas have recorded unhealthy air pollutant index (API) levels on Monday. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Six areas have recorded unhealthy air pollutant index (API) levels on Monday.

As of 3pm, Nilai recorded a reading of 112, Seremban recorded a reading of 104, Banting recorded 116, Port Klang recorded 135, Putrajaya recorded 107, and Shah Alam recorded a reading of 101.

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).

Shah Alam recorded a borderline unhealthy ozone level, which may lead to some chest discomfort, cough, and shortness of breath.

 
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