Dhaka 2nd worst city in air quality | 2019-03-18 | daily-sun.com

Dhaka 2nd worst city in air quality

18 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Dhaka was the second worst city in terms of air quality on Sunday, reports UNB.

Dhaka scored 208 on the Air Quality Index (AQI) at 8:47pm, indicating that the air quality was very 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.

Air quality between 201 and 300 is classified as ‘very unhealthy’. If the score is between 301 and 500, it is classified as ‘hazardous’.

Mongolia’s Ulaanbaatar was on the top of the table with a score of 235.

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 long.

The air quality generally worsens during summer and shows signs of improvement in monsoon when the dust settles.