Air in Sarajevo “very unhealthy” again, Polluted Particles 8 Times higher than Prescribed

After a week of clean air, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH’s) capital Sarajevo has been shrouded in heavy air pollution as of Wednesday early morning, with the daily averages of polluted particles 8 times more than prescribed values, Xinhua reports.

Most concentration of floating particles was recorded in the suburb of Ilidza, measuring 427 micrograms per cubic meter, BiH’s Federal Institute for Hydrometeorology (FHMZ) report said on Wednesday, adding that the prescribed values are 50 micrograms per cubic meter.

Concentrations of sulphur dioxide exceeded the prescribed limit values of 125 micrograms per cubic meter, and the measuring stations in the city centre showed 138 micrograms per cubic meter.

FHMZ warns on the air index that is “very unhealthy”, and that the values of nitrogen dioxide exceeded the allowed limit value.

“The allowed values of nitrogen dioxide are 85 micrograms per cubic meter and in the city center, the value of 93 micrograms per cubic meter was recorded,” FHMZ report stated.

The high concentrations of pollutants in the air and daily exceedances of prescribed values of concentrations in Sarajevo are expected in the upcoming days, FHMZ warns.

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