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Dhaka most polluted city in the world


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Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, has been ranked highest in the US Air Quality Index (AQI), for having the worst level of air pollution in the world. According to data available from a smartphone application named AirVisual, which shows the user real-time air pollution index of any city across the globe. Dhaka can be found at the top of the chart almost all the time, signifying high level of air pollution. A real-time map of the US AQI, found on web portals aqicn.org and waqi.info also supported the data showed by the smartphone application. A report published by the Clean Air and Sustainable Environment (CASE) Project under the Department of Environment showed that the AQI of Dhaka stood at 387 on January 28, 2018. The index terms the air quality of Dhaka is extremely unhealthy, as the city consistently ranks between 301 to 500 range. Commenting on the matter, Md Ziaul Haque, director (Air quality management), Department of Environment said: “There is no denying that the quality of air in Dhaka is quite terrible. The air quality started dropping since October, 2017.

Read more: http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/environment/2018/01/30/us-aqi-dhaka-worst-air/

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