Dhaka ranks second worst in AQI

Dhaka ranks second worst in AQI
Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka ranked second worst in the QUALITY OF AIR Index (AQI) on Wednesday morning, reports UNB.

The town had a score of 164 at 08:01am, indicating that the quality of air was ‘unhealthy’.

A numerical value between 151 and 200 indicates that everyone may start to see health effects. Members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.

Thailand’s Chiang Mai and Poland’s Krakow occupied the first and third spots with scores of 203 and 161 respectively.

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

The AQI, an index for reporting daily quality of air, tells persons how clean or polluted the air of a certain city is, and what associated health effects could possibly be a problem for them.

Dhaka, just about the most densely populated cities in the world, has been grappling with polluting of the environment for years. The air quality generally worsens during summer and shows signs of improvement in monsoon when the dust settles.
Source: en.prothomalo.com
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