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'Very unhealthy' air recorded in Perak, as air pollutant index hits 250

Published on Jul 22, 2014 3:58 PM
 
A boy fishes at a jetty, as a ship is seen in the background through haze, at Northport Klang, outside Kuala Lumpur on June 24, 2014. The Air Pollutant Index (API) of Perak's coastal town Seri Manjung has nearly doubled since last night, hitting a very unhealthy level of 250 as at 3pm on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

THE Air Pollutant Index (API) of Perak's coastal town Seri Manjung has nearly doubled since last night, hitting a very unhealthy level of 250 as at 3pm today.

The API reading of Seri Manjung was 139 as at 11pm last night, according to the website of Malaysia's Department of Environment.

In some other parts of Perak, including Kampung Air Putih in Taiping - API readings remained within unhealthy zones with fine dust particles in the air.

Elsewhere in the neighbouring Kedah, Selangor and Pulau Pinang, unhealthy readings were also reported.

 
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