Dhaka air hazardous, worst in world


City Desk :
Dhaka has topped the list of cities worldwide with the worst air quality for two consecutive days.

With an AQI score of 321 at 8:35am on Monday morning, Dhaka’s air was “hazardous,” posing serious health risks to residents, according to the Air Quality Index, reports UNB.


Kuwait’s Kuwait City, Bosnia Herzegovina’s Sarajevo and Pakistan’s Lahore occupied the second, third and fourth spots on the list, with AQI scores of 244, 224 and 222, respectively.

When the AQI value for particle pollution is between 101 and 150, air quality is “unhealthy for sensitive groups,” between 150 and 200 is “unhealthy,” between 201 and 300 is “very unhealthy,” while a reading of 301+ is “hazardous,” posing serious health risks to residents.