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90pc people victims of air pollution in Dhaka

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Health Desk- Feb 10, 2019: Green activists on Saturday voiced deep concern that around 90 percent dwellers in Dhaka city are affected by serious dust pollution and urged the authorities concerned to take effective steps to check it, reports UNB.

Speaking at a human chain programme, they also said the intensity of dust pollution rises usually during winter due to road digging and delayed disposal of wastes, causing the spread of various respiratory, allergy and skin diseases.

Poribesh Bachao Andolan (Poba) and Nagorik Odhikar Sangrakkhan Forum along with some other likeminded organisations jointly organised the programme in front of the Department of Fine Arts of Dhaka University in the city' Shahbagh area.

Poba Chairman Abu Naser Khan, general secretary Ferdous Ahmed Ujjal, Nagorik Odhikar Sangrakkhan Forum general secretary M Toyab Ali, Samajik Andolon Sangstha president Humayun Kabir Bhuiyan and Poribesh Andolon Mancha president Amir Hasan Masud, among others, addressed the programme, said a press release.