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An overview of the air pollution trend in Klang Valley, Malaysia

Abdullah, Ahmad Makmom and Abu Samah, Mohd Armi and Tham, Yee Jun (2012) An overview of the air pollution trend in Klang Valley, Malaysia. Open Environmental Sciences, 2012 (6). pp. 13-19.

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The recent air pollution trend, as well as the factors that contribute to the air quality, were reviewed in the Klang Valley since it has undergone rapid development over the years. The overall quality of air in the Klang Valley was moderate for 66% of the days throughout the year of 2009 while only 5% of the days were classified at the unhealthy level. Shah Alam and Kuala Lumpur were among the cities that recorded the highest number of unhealthy days from 2001-2009. Furthermore, places around the Klang Valley suffered from quite severe acidified rain, which indicates that heavy air pollution is still occurringin areas around the Lang Valley. Factors like urbanization, industry, motor vehicles and forest fires remain the main contributors to the deterioration of air quality in the Klang Valley. Hence, a more sustainable policy has to be introduced by the government in order to tackle the air pollution issue.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7301/74197
Uncontrolled Keywords: air pollution, Klang Valley, air quality, acidified rain and urbanization.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Armi Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2019 13:52
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2019 13:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/74197

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