Bangladesh and Somalia are the top air pollution affected countries in the world, according to a recent report by the US-based medical journal The Lancet. It is a matter of great concern that the report linked a huge number of deaths in Bangladesh to air pollution.
Black smoke from industrial units, brick kilns, vehicles, etc. are contributing to the deteriorating air quality in Bangladesh. Above all, improper waste management and dumping waste in the rivers and other water bodies are also responsible for polluting the environment.
It is time for the government to seriously look into the problem that has been dragging on for so long and take practical measures so that we can breathe unpolluted air. I urge the government to consider air pollution as a grave danger to public health.