Dhaka air ranks 3rd worst in AQI, categorised as unhealthy

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 13:25, Nov 07,2019

 
 

People move through a cloud of dust, which is one of the major pollutants of the air in the capital. The photo was taken at Shantinagar on November 01, 2016. — New Age file photo

Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka was ranked third worst in Air Quality Index on Thursday morning.

Dhaka had a score of 177 at 8:34am, which means the city’s air quality was classified as unhealthy.

India’s Delhi and Mongolia’s Ulaanbaatar were at the top of the list with scores of 233 and 189 respectively.

When the AQI value is between 151 and 200, every city dweller may begin to experience health effects. Members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects in this situation.

The air quality is categorised as good when AQI score remains between 0-50 while the air is moderate when score is 51-100. When the number is between 101 and 150, the air is classified as unhealthy for sensitive groups.

The AQI, an index for reporting daily air quality, tells people how clean or polluted the air of a certain city is, and what associated health effects might be a concern for them.

Bangladesh’s overcrowded capital has been grappling with air pollution for a long time. The quality usually improves during monsoon.

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