Air quality in Malaysia

Air quality index (AQI) and PM2.5 air pollution in Malaysia

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time Malaysia
Most polluted city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1Klang

89

2Balik Pulau

86

3Johor Bahru

75

4Nilai

73

5Seremban

73

6Prai

70

7Tangkak

70

8Putrajaya

67

9Alor Gajah

65

10Kuala Langat

65

(local time)

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time Malaysia
Cleanest city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1Bongawan

14

2Limbang

21

3Putatan

21

4Kangar

25

5Tawau

27

6Kuah

28

7Kuala Terengganu

28

8Keningau

29

9Kota Bharu

29

10Kuantan

29

(local time)

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How polluted is Malaysia?

2019 Air quality average

Moderate

2019 average US AQI

66

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PM2.5

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PM2.5 concentration in Malaysia in 2019 was 1 times above WHO exposure recommendation

2019  Malaysia cleanest cityTawau, Sabah

36

2019  Malaysia most polluted cityPutrajaya, Putrajaya

73

2019 aqi country ranking

How does Malaysia rank globally in air pollution?

50/ 98 countries ranked in 2019

Which country had the worst air quality in 2019?

#COUNTRYPopulationAVG. US AQI
1Bangladesh166'368'149

165

2Pakistan200'813'818

156

3Mongolia3'121'772

154

4Afghanistan36'373'176

153

5India1'354'051'854

152

6Indonesia266'794'980

141

7Bahrain1'566'993

129

8Nepal29'624'035

123

9Uzbekistan32'364'996

115

10Iraq39'127'900

111

50Malaysia32'700'760

66

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How to best protect from air pollution?

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