Air Quality Index:

Dhaka ranks worst for 3rd consecutive day

FIle Photo: UNB

FIle Photo: UNB

Bangladesh’s capital city Dhaka was ranked the worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) for the third consecutive day on Tuesday.

Dhaka had a score of 252 at 8am on Tuesday, indicating that the air quality as very unhealthy.

Pakistan’s Lahore, Mongolia’s Ulaanbaatarand and India’s Delhi occupied the next three slots in the index with a score of 243, 217 and 208 respectively.

When the AQI value is between 201 and 300, every city dweller may begin to experience health effects. 

Children, adults, and people with respiratory diseases are advised to avoid outdoor exertion while everyone else is suggested to limit outdoor exertion in this situation. 

The air quality is categorized as good when the AQI score remains between 0-50 while the moderate 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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