Dhaka’s air still ‘unhealthy’ in Air Quality Index

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2nd April, 2020 10:51:38 printer

Dhaka’s air still ‘unhealthy’ in Air Quality Index

Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka was ranked second worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) for the second consecutive day on Thursday morning.

 The city had a score of 167 at 08:01am, indicating that the air quality was ‘unhealthy’

 A numerical value between 151 and 200 indicates that everyone may begin to experience health effects. Members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.

Thailand’s Chiang Mai and China’s Shenyang occupied the first and third spots respectively with scores of 210 and 163 respectively.

A numerical value between 151 and 200 indicates that everyone may begin to experience health effects. Members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.

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.

Dhaka, one of the most densely populated cities in the world, has been grappling with air pollution for a long time. The air quality generally worsens during summer and shows signs of improvement in monsoon when the dust settles.

 


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