Dhaka again ranks worst in Air Quality Index
Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, has again ranked the worst in Air Quality Index (AQI) on Monday morning.
According to Monday’s reading, Dhaka had a score of 242 at 8am, indicating that the air quality was ‘very unhealthy.’
In the index, India’s Delhi, Pakistan’s Lahore and Mongolia’s Ulaanbaatar occupied the next three slots with scores of 211, 198 and 198 respectively.
When the AQI value is between 201 and 300, every city dweller may begin to experience health effects.
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.