Thursday, 2 February, 2023

Dhaka ranks 3rd most polluted city in AQI list

Dhaka ranks 3rd most polluted city in AQI list


Dhaka’s air quality continues to be in the 'unhealthy' zone. With an air quality index (AQI) score of 196 at 9:25 am on Saturday, Dhaka ranked third in the list of world cities with the worst air quality.

India’s Kolkata and Ghana’s Accra occupied the first two spots, with AQI scores of  228 and 196 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.

AQI, an index for reporting daily air quality, is used by government agencies to inform people how clean or polluted the air of a certain city is, and what associated health effects might be a concern for them.