The haze is so bad nowadays that it’s crucial to check the air quality before you leave the house. Learn how to check Cyberjaya air pollution index online here.
Every year Malaysians have to put up with the haze caused by open burning and forest fires in Indonesia. This is made worse when Malaysians also burn openly and causing extreme haze around the country.
It’s extremely important to check and monitor the air pollution index regularly. You can check this online by going to Malaysia’s Department of Environment website here:
updated link: http://apims.doe.gov.my/v2/
The website provides the most up-to-date reading. Since there’s no reading station in Cyberjaya, you can use the index for Putrajaya as both cities are located next to each other. The reading should be identical.
Over the past few days, the reading has been around 150-180. If you don’t know what this index means, the scale below explains it:
- 0 to 50: good
- 51 to 100: moderate
- 100 to 200: unhealthy
- 200 to 300: very unhealthy
- above 300: hazardous
If the level is unhealthy, you need to avoid being outdoor as much as possible. If you need to be outside, be sure to wear face mask. Also drink lots of water. Close all windows and doors and get an air filter for your home. Those who are sensitive to air pollution should take extra precaution.
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