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Dhaka’s air once again 2nd most polluted in the world

Update : 15 Feb 2024, 09:44

Dhaka ranked 2nd on the list of cities worldwide with the worst air quality with an air quality index (AQI) score of 266 at 9:01 am on Thursday. 

Dhaka's air was classified as 'very unhealthy'— posing serious health risks to residents, according to the air quality index.

India’s Kolkata and Delhi and Pakistan’s Karachi and Lahore occupied the first, third, fourth and fifth spots, with AQI scores of 303, 222, 183 and 183, respectively.

An AQI between 151 and 200 is considered ‘unhealthy’ while between 201–300 is ‘’very unhealthy’, and 301–400 is 'hazardous', posing severe health risks to residents.

The AQI, an index for reporting daily air quality, informs people how clean or polluted the air of a certain city is and what associated health effects might be a concern for them.

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