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Dhaka air 3rd worst in the world this morning

Update : 02 Feb 2024, 10:29

Dhaka ranked third on the list of cities worldwide with the worst air quality Friday morning. According to the air quality index, Dhaka air quality continued to be in the 'unhealthy' zone with an air quality index (AQI) score of 187 at 8:30 am. 

Vietnam’s Hanoi and Sarajevo of Bosnia Herzegovina occupied the first two spots on the list, with AQI scores of 257 and 208, respectively.

An AQI between 101 and 200 is considered 'unhealthy', particularly for sensitive groups while an AQI between 201 and 300 is said to be 'poor', while a reading of 301 to 400 is considered 'hazardous', posing serious health risks to residents.

In Bangladesh, the AQI is based on five criteria pollutants -- Particulate Matter (PM10 and PM2.5), NO2, CO, SO2 and Ozone.

Dhaka has long been grappling with air pollution issues. Its air quality usually turns unhealthy in winter and improves during the monsoon.

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