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18 nov. 2019 | 11h41 UTC

Bangladesh: Air quality reaches unhealthy levels in Dhaka November 18

Bangladesh Alerte de sécurité

Air quality reaches unhealthy levels in Dhaka as of November 18, situation expected to continue over the coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 18/11/2019, 12h00 until 24/11/2019, 11h59 (Asia/Dhaka). COUNTRY/REGION Dhaka

Event

As of Monday, November 18, hazardous air quality was recorded in Dhaka, with the Air Quality Index (AQI) peaking at 246 at around 09:00 (local time). Unhealthy air quality is forecast to affect the capital through at least Sunday, November 24.

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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