Thursday, 28 September, 2023

Dhaka air most polluted again

Dhaka air most polluted again

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The densely populated capital of Bangladesh once again topped the list of cities around the world with the worst air quality Monday morning, reports UNB.

With an air quality index (AQI) score of 169 at 8:45 am on Monday, Dhaka ranked first among cities with the most polluted air. The air was classified as ‘unhealthy’, according to the air quality and pollution city ranking.

An AQI between 151 and 200 is considered ‘unhealthy’ while 201-300 is ‘very unhealthy’, and 301+ is considered 'hazardous', posing severe health risks to residents. Indonesia’s Jakarta, United Arab Emirates’ Dubai and Chile's Santiago occupied the second, third and fourth spots in the list, with AQI scores of 169, 163 and 156, respectively.