Tuesday, 27 September, 2022

Dhaka’s air quality moderate with AQI score of 65

Dhaka's air quality has turned ‘moderate’.

With an air quality index (AQI) score of 65 at 9.05am on Saturday, the densely populated metropolis ranked 29th in the list of world cities with the worst air quality.

An AQI between 50 and 100 is considered ‘moderate’ with an acceptable air quality. However, there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.

The United Arab Emirates' Dubai, Israel’s Jerusalem and Pakistan’s Lahore occupied the first three spots in the list, with AQI scores of 153, 152, and 151, respectively.

An AQI between 101 and 200 is considered 'unhealthy', particularly for sensitive groups.

Similarly, an AQI between 201 and 300 is said to be 'poor', while a reading of 301 to 400 is considered 'hazardous', posing serious health risks to residents.