• Thursday, Jul 07, 2022
  • Last Update : 03:54 pm

Dhaka ranks worst in Air Quality Index

  • Published at 10:56 am November 17th, 2019
web-air pollution
Photo: Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

 Delhi, Chengdu and Kolkata occupied the next three slots

Dhaka, capital city of Bangladesh, has once again ranked worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI).  

Dhaka received a score of 194 at 09:20am on Sunday, indicating that the air quality was unhealthy, reports UNB.

 In the index, Delhi of India, Chengdu of China and Kolkata of India occupied the next three slots with a score of 182, 174 and 173, respectively.  

When the AQI value is between 151 and 200, every city dweller may begin to experience adverse effects in their health, particularly members of sensitive groups.

The air quality is categorized as good when the AQI score remains between 0 and 50 while the air is moderate when score is from 51 to 100. When the number is between 101 and 150, the air is classified as unhealthy for sensitive groups.  

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 air quality generally worsens during summer and shows signs of improvement during monsoon.

50
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail