Dhaka air classified as ‘very unhealthy’ on Monday: AQI

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 12:34, Oct 07,2019


A UNB file photo of a road in Dhaka.

Bangladesh’s capital was ranked the worst in Air Quality Index on Monday morning for the second consecutive day.

Dhaka had a score of 222 at 8:00am, which means the city’s air quality was classified as very unhealthy.

When the AQI value is between 201 and 300, people will be noticeably affected and sensitive groups will experience reduced endurance in activities while these individuals are advised to stay indoors and restrict their activities.

Dhaka ranked worst in AQI on Sunday morning too with a score of 195, indicating that the air quality was ‘unhealthy’.

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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