POST TIME: 6 April, 2020 11:50:38 PM
Air Quality Index
Dhaka ranks 2nd worst
UNB, Dhaka

Dhaka ranks 2nd worst

Bangladesh’s capital showed no sign of improvement as the city was ranked second worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) yesterday morning.  Dhaka had a score of 198 at 08:01am, indicating that the air quality was ‘unhealthy’.  A numerical value between 150 and 200 indicates that everyone may begin to experience health effects. Members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.  Thailand’s Chiang Mai and India’s Delhi occupied the first and third spots respectively with scores of 244 and 176.  Scores between 201 and 300 is classified as ‘very unhealthy’. If the score is between 301 and 500, then it is classified as ‘hazardous’.