Thursday, 20 June 2013

Haze: Muar’s air quality turns hazardous; many private kindies close

The air quality in Muar is now hazardous with the Department of Environment's air pollutant index (API) reading hitting 337.

Schools in the area, however, remained open and there has been no formal announcement from the State Education Department on the matter.

However, several private kindergartens in Muar have sent the children home.

Some parents have taken to Facebook to complain about the lack of official response after the air quality turned hazardous.

The second highest readings for the state are in Kota Tinggi, which has recorded an API of 211 Thursday.

Other areas with unhealthy readings are Pasir Gudang (190) and Larkin Lama (171).

According to DOE, API readings between 51 to 100 is considered moderate, 101 to 200 is unhealthy, 201 to 300 is very unhealthy and anything above 301 is considered hazardous.


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