Emergency Declared in Malaysia as Indonesia Smoke Pollution Worsens
Posted by feww on June 23, 2013
Malaysia declares state of emergency as API reaches 746
The Malaysian government has declared a state of emergency in two parts of the southern state of Johor—Muar and Ledang— as smoke from land-clearing fires in Indonesia forced air pollution way above the level considered hazardous.
The Air Pollution Index (API) in Muar skyrocketed to 741 Sunday morning.
API of >300 is considered as “Hazardous,” at which level everyone could experience very serious health effects, thus requiring the health authorities to issue a “Health Alert.”