Eight areas in Sarawak record unhealthy API
Last Update: 07/09/2019
MIRI, Sept 7 -- Eight areas in Sarawak recorded unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings compared to six yesterday, with Kuching registering very unhealthy API at 204, as at 9 am this morning.
Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) secretariat head, Major Ismail Mahedin from Sarawak Civil Defence Force said the API for Miri city, Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Baram 2 and the Industrial Training Centre recorded readings of between 106 and 186.
“Other areas with unhealthy API readings are Sri Aman, Samarahan, Sarikei, Sibu and Mukah,” he said in a statement here.
According to him, the 12 hotspots were detected in Sarawak while Indonesia had 1,087 hotspots detected in Kalimantan and 306 in Sumatera.
API reading of 0-50 shows good air quality, 51-100 (moderate), 101- 200 (unhealthy) , 201- 300 (very unhealthy) while 300 and above is hazardous.