THE RIGHT TO CLEAN AIR
Breathing clean air is fundamental for the growth, development, health and education of our children. During the Haze Season in Malaysia, the air quality as measured on an AQI scale is often in the hazardous zone. Year round, it is frequently in the unhealthy zone.
Malaysia measures air quality using the API scale, while all other industrialised nations, including The World Health Orginisation, France, and the EU use the AQI scale to assess air quality.
The API (Malaysia's Scale) Under IT-1 (2015) (Stage1), is calculated by a 24 hour PM10 measurement at 150 microgram/m3 and the 24 hour PM2.5 measurement at 75 microgram/m3. Further information can be found here and here.
Therefore we see a difference of three times between global accepted numbers and Malaysian standard.
The API scale does not provide an accurate measure of the air quality.
LFKL uses the API scale (Malaysia's scale) to assess air quality.
LFKL does not currently have purifiers in the classrooms.
We the LFKL community demand two actions be taken by the school: