Published:  03:50 AM, 09 October 2019

Dhaka ranks second worst in Air Quality Index

Dhaka ranks second worst in Air Quality Index Dust and smoke covered city’s Jurain area on Tuesday. The capital city Dhaka is ranked 2nd worst in AQI indicating a health hazard to the city dwellers. -Collected

Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, has been ranked second worst in Air Quality Index (AQI) on Tuesday morning.The city had a score of 159 at 8:29 am, indicating that the quality was unhealthy.When the AQI value is between 151 and 200, people may begin to experience health effects while members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.

Children, adults and people with respiratory disease such as asthma should avoid prolonged outdoor exertion and everyone should limit their outdoor exertion in this situation, reports UNB.

Dhaka ranked the worst in AQI on Monday and Tuesday, indicating that the air quality was 'very unhealthy'. 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.

Bangladesh's overcrowded capital has been grappling with air pollution for a long time. The quality usually improves during monsoon. It is mentionable that people living in Dhaka has been suffering from different diseases caused due to the polluted air.

Though the government has taken various steps to improve the quality of air in the capital, there is no visible improvement. As a result, Dhaka dwellers are concerned about their health for air pollution.

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