News: Slightly improved air quality nationwide

The Star, 17 Jun 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: The air quality nationwide improved slightly Monday, with only four places recording unhealthy levels, based on the Air Pollutant Index (API) as compared to six on Sunday.

According to the Department of Environment website, as of 11am, the four places were Malacca (102), Balok Baru (114) and Indera Mahkota (107) in Kuantan, and Kemaman (121) in Terengganu.

Most of the other places in the country continued to record between good and moderate levels.

Under the air quality index, readings of between 0 to 50 are classified as good, 51 to 100 as moderate, 101 to 200 as unhealthy, 201 to 300 as very unhealthy and 300 and above as hazardous.

It was reported Sunday the haze was set to worsen with hotter and drier weather expected over the next few months. – Bernama

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