Dhaka’s air quality 3rd worst in the world


City Desk :
Dhaka has ranked third on the list of cities worldwide with the worst air quality with an AQI value of 132 at 8:56 am on Saturday morning.

Dhaka’s air was classified as ‘unhealthy for sensitive groups’ on Saturday, according to the air quality index, reports UNB.


India’s Delhi and Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Kinshasa occupied the first and second spots on the list, with AQI scores of 176 and 170 respectively.

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