Johor API hits 453

PETALING JAYA - The Air Pollutant Index (API) in Muar, Johor shot up to 453 by 4pm yesterday, falling again into the "hazardous" category, reported Bernama.

It had been at the "very unhealthy" level with a reading of 373 earlier at 11am.

Muar Natural Disaster (air pollution and haze) chairman Abdul Rahman Mohamed Dewam said the API reading had been on a steady increase there throughout the day.