Residents of Dhaka live in the most polluted air in the world
The COVID-19 pandemic, which began two years ago, is not over yet. COVID-19 deaths have decreased, and the prevalence of infections has also reduced. However, no one is announcing that the pandemic has come under control.
Meanwhile, two global reports last month provided information on Bangladesh’s public health concerns.
According to a report, Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, with over 20 million, has more noise pollution than any other city or metropolis. According to another report, the residents of Dhaka live in the most polluted air in the world.
Outbreaks appear to exacerbate during pandemics and pollution. Diarrhea is not just about people in the capital or its environs. Diarrhea patients are on the rise in government hospitals in 64 districts.
Dr. Mushtaq Hossain, Adviser of the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research IEDCR (IEDCR), Dhaka, said,
“The main message of the World Health Organization this year is that people will be better off if nature and the environment get protected. They also say that a welfare system should be set up so that the health of marginalized and poor people remains protected.”
Every year an estimated 13 million people worldwide die due to environmental disasters. The causes are preventable. Of these, climate change alone is a significant threat to human health.
The Climate Crisis is a health crisis. Some political, social, and commercial decisions create climate and health crises.