Air Pollution: The air quality in Bangladesh may be worse for six consecutive days from today
By Zeba Tarannum
Recently, the air in the major cities of the country, including the capital Dhaka, has become ‘unhealthy’. As the lockdown ends the harmful material is rising in the air again. At this time, Air Quality Index (AQI), a US-based organization, has advised all healthy-unhealthy people, including the elderly, children and people suffering from breathing issues, not to go out of the house without any special reason.
According to the forecast of the organization, the air quality in Bangladesh may be worse for six consecutive days from Sunday (November 15, 2020). Significantly until November 20, the average rate of air pollution in Bangladesh may increase from 151 to 200 PM 2.5, which is called ‘unhealthy’ category of pollution. In this situation, it advised everyone to stay at home and also to wear a mask while going out.
This level of air pollution can make anyone serious illness, especially those who are sick and suffering from respiratory diseases.
Today’s (November 15) picture of Air pollution in different parts of the country give below:
- Dhaka = 116 PPM
- Savar= 112 PPM
- Trishal, Mymensingh = 102 PPM
- Manikganj = 83 PPM
- Sripur, Mymensingh = 81 PPM
- Cumilla = 72 PPM
Generally, if the AQI level of air is 0 to 50 PPM, it is called ‘green or healthy’, if the AQI level is 51 to 100 PPM, it is called ‘moderate’ air, which is not harmful to human beings. If the level is 101 to 150 PPM, it is called ‘warning’ air, which is mildly harmful to humans.
If the AQI level is 151 to 200 PPM, it is called ‘unhealthy’ air, the air level at AQI 201 to 300 PPM is ‘very unhealthy’, and the air level at 301 to 500 PPM is called ‘extremely unhealthy’ air, said the environmentalists.