Poison in The Air

8th Feb, 2021

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As the world continues to struggle to manage the debilitating effects of the pandemic, there are other ongoing threats to health and economy that should not be ignored. Air pollution is one such threat that has been around for decades and now become a serious environmental problem for all. Globally, air pollution is ranked fifth among global risk factors for mortality, according to the State of Global Air Report 2019. Bangladeshi cities are vulnerable to air pollution due to vehicular emissions, industrial pollution, and large-scale construction projects and activities. Large cities such as Dhaka are particularly vulnerable to air pollution. Dhaka is an overcrowded city—the crowd now beyond its carrying capacity for human life.

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