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Dhaka`s air most polluted in the world this morning

Desk Report || risingbd.com

Published: 10:32, 10 December 2023  
Dhaka`s air most polluted in the world this morning

Dhaka has topped the list of cities worldwide with the worst air quality with an AQI index of 237 at 8:45 am this morning (December 10).

According to the air quality index, Dhaka's air was classified as 'very unhealthy'.

China’s Chengdu, Pakistan’s Lahore and Karachi occupied the second, third and fourth spots on the list, with AQI scores of 209, 206 and 202 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 unhealthy', while a reading of 301+ is considered 'hazardous', posing serious health risks to residents.

The AQI in Bangladesh is based on five pollutants: particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5), NO2, CO, SO2, and ozone.