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05 Nov 2019 | 12:40 PM UTC

Bangladesh: Air quality reaches unhealthy levels in Dhaka November 5

Bangladesh News Alert

Air quality reaches unhealthy levels in Dhakka as of November 5, situation expected to continue over the coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/5/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/11/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Dhaka). COUNTRY/REGION Dhaka

Event

As of Monday, November 4, hazardous air quality was recorded in Dhaka, with an Air Quality Index (AQI) reading peaking above 250 in the area of Sangsad Bhaban. On Tuesday, November 5, an AQI of 117 was recorded in the city at around 15:00 (local time). Unhealthy air quality is forecast to affect the capital at least through Monday, November 11.

Context

An AQI reading of 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 moderate, and 101-200+ unhealthy.

Advice

Individuals present in Dhaka are advised to monitor the situation, limit outdoor activities until the situation normalizes, and wear N95 rated masks as a protection. Children and those with chronic respiratory illnesses should exercise increased caution. Individuals are advised to seek medical attention if experiencing breathing difficulties or other health concerns.

 

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