Dhaka’s air ‘very unhealthy’, 3rd worst in the world this morning - Dainikshiksha

Dhaka’s air ‘very unhealthy’, 3rd worst in the world this morning

Dainikshiksha Desk |

Dhaka ranks third on the list of cities worldwide with the worst air quality, with an AQI score of 263 at 9:53 am this morning.

Dhaka’s air was classified as 'very unhealthy', according to the air quality index.

China’s Shenyang, India’s Delhi and China’s Shanghai occupied the first, second and fourth spots on the list, with AQI scores of 630, 326 and 220, respectively.

When the AQI value for particle pollution is between 101 and 150, air quality is considered ‘unhealthy for sensitive groups’, between 150 and 200 is ‘unhealthy’, between 201 and 300 is said to be 'very unhealthy', while a reading of 301+ is considered 'hazardous', posing serious health risks to residents.

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

The AQI in Bangladesh is based on five pollutants: particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5), NO2, CO, SO2, and ozone.

Dhaka has long been grappling with air pollution issues. Its air quality usually turns unhealthy in winter and improves during the monsoon.

As per World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution kills an estimated seven million people worldwide every year, mainly due to increased mortality from stroke, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, and acute respiratory infections.source: unb

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