According to this morning’s data from the IQ AirVisual website, the air pollution index in Sarajevo is 198, which ranks it among the four most polluted cities in the world at the moment.
First on the list of most polluted cities is Delhi in India with an air quality index of 317, followed by Lahore in Pakistan where the pollution index is 287, and third is Dhaka in Bangladesh with an index of 208.
Sarajevo is the fourth city on the list, and the pollution index, which is 198, has increased compared to yesterday ‘s data, when it was 158.
According to these data, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina is in the “red zone”, which means that the air is assessed as unhealthy (quality index of 151-200).
In accordance with that, the guidelines of the Public Health Institute of CS emphasize in such situations that it is recommended for all categories of the population to stop stressing and recreational activities, especially in the morning and evening, when pollutants stay in the atmosphere longer.
If you plan to stay outside, it is recommended to wear a face mask with protective respiratory filters. It is definitely recommended to stay in the natural environment of the surrounding mountains.
The most vulnerable categories of the population are pregnant women, the elderly and children, people with respiratory and heart problems, and they should remain indoors.