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No improvement in Dhaka's air quality; worst again

Published : Friday, 28 February, 2020 at 10:20 AM  Count : 558

No improvement in Dhaka's air quality; worst again

No improvement in Dhaka's air quality; worst again



Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka ranked worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) for the third consecutive day on Friday.

It had an AQI score of 209 at 08:44am. The air was classified as ‘very unhealthy’.

Pakistan’s Lahore and Thailand’s Chiang Mai occupied the second and third spots in the list of cities with the worst air quality with AQI scores of 192 and 189 respectively.

When the AQI value is between 201 and 300, the entire population is more likely to be affected.

Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka ranked worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) for the third consecutive day on Friday.

It had an AQI score of 209 at 08:44am. The air was classified as ‘very unhealthy’.

Pakistan’s Lahore and Thailand’s Chiang Mai occupied the second and third spots in the list of cities with the worst air quality with AQI scores of 192 and 189 respectively.

When the AQI value is between 201 and 300, the entire population is more likely to be affected.

The Department of Environment has also set national ambient air quality standards for these pollutants. These standards aim to protect against adverse human health impacts.

Dhaka has long been grappling with air pollution. Its air quality usually improves during monsoon.





Bangladesh ranked as the most polluted country in the world for PM2.5 exposure, according to 2019 World Air Quality Report by IQAir published on Tuesday.



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