According to a global report, air pollution killed over 22,000 people in the capital in 2019.
Dhaka is one of the top five cities in the world with the most polluted air, according to a report released today by two US-based organisations, the Health Effects Institute and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. According to the report “Air Quality and Health in Cities,” the yearly average of particulate matter, or PM2.5, in Dhaka is 71.4 micrograms per cubic metre, and the yearly average of NO2 is 23.6 micrograms per cubic metre.
Because of fossil fuel combustion, biomass burning, emissions from unfit vehicles, brick kilns, and massive development projects, poor air quality in Bangladeshi cities frequently makes global headlines. According to the World Health Organization, air pollution kills an estimated seven million people worldwide each year.