Dhaka most polluted city in the world

23 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Dhaka continues to dominate the list of cities with the worst air quality in the world.

On Friday, it was again at the top of the list. The capital city’s air quality index (AQI) at 10:32 am read 216, considered ‘poor’  that is ‘very unhealthy’, reports UNB.

An AQI between 201 and 300 is considered ‘poor’, while a reading of 301 to 400 is said to be ‘hazardous’, posing serious health risks to city residents.

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, and Kabul in Afghanistan occupied the second and third places in the list of cities with the worst air quality, at AQI scores of 209 and 205, respectively.