Dhaka ranks 4th worst in Air Quality Index again

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

People cross a road amid dust. Photo: UNBBangladesh’s capital city was ranked fourth worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Wednesday morning, says UNB.

Dhaka had a score of 195 at 10:00am, indicating that the air quality was unhealthy.

India’s Delhi, Pakistan’s Lahore and Vietnam’s Hanoi occupied the first, second and third spots 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 the 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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