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Dhaka has the worlds worst air pollution problems

Dhaka is often considered to have some of the worst air quality in the whole world.  A recently developed multi-pollutant index (MPI) ranked Dhaka as having the worst air quality of the top 18 mega-cities of the world (Gurjar et al., 2008).  In addition, the 2012 Environmental Performance Index ranks Bangladesh #131 (of 132 countries) in regards to Air Quality and human health (EPI, 2012).

Dhaka air quality monitoring since April 2002 has shown that concentrations of PM2.5 and PM10 represent serious problems. Particularly in the non-monsoon period the concentrations of both regularly exceed proposed standards. Whilst the monitoring programme has been spatially limited, and a more extensive programme is needed before the extent of the problem can be defined, the need for an action plan to protect human health from air pollution is already recognised.

Project kick-off

Categories: | Author: scott randall | Posted: 4/28/2010 | Views: 4068
The project held an anauguration event 3 August 2010 in Dhaka.
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