Beijing in China, Lahore in Pakistan, and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia are in the first, second, and third place with 176,160 and 158 AQI scores respectively.
The AQI index, based on daily air quality, informs people about how clean or polluted the air in a particular city is and what kind of health risks may arise for them.
Popular Dhaka has been struggling with polluted air for a long time. The level of pollution in the capital has reached the final stage mainly due to uncontrolled dust of construction work, vehicle smoke, brick kilns, etc. Pollution is somewhat reduced during the monsoon season.
A report by the World Bank and the Department of the Environment has identified the brickfields around Dhaka as the main cause of air pollution.“Using energy-efficient, cleaner technology in the brick making will significantly improve air quality in Dhaka.