Forestry fire that occurs in Sumatera and Kalimantan Indonesia has resulted in across border haze affecting in increased IPU reading in western coast of Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak.
Staffs and students are urged to be aware of changes of air quality index through the followings:
- Downloading MyIPU mobile apps from Google Play Store / App Store
- Referring to website of Environmental Department of Malaysia
If air quality is unhealthy it is important to adopt some of the followings to reduce its adverse effects on health:
- To reduce outdoor physical activit and to spend as much time as possible indoor.
- To use face mask and suitable protective gears like caps and umbrella when outside.
- To close windows and doors to reduce inflowing of haze into house or building. To avoid smoking.
- To use recycling indoor air mode when switching on air conditioner while driving.
- To drink plenty of water of at least 8 glasses per day.
- To take shower more frequent and to avoid wearing tight and thick clothing in order to improve heat emission from body.
- To consider to install air conditioner and air purifier at home to improve indoor air quality.
- To seek treatment at nearby health facilities if unwell.
Dr Aditya Adawiah binti Darwis
Head of Public Health Services
University Health Center
Date of Input: 19/09/2019 | Updated: 19/09/2019 | izzatussofia