With the change in weather conditions in the morning hours, the air quality worsened in the area of Sarajevo, Maglaj and Zenica, so the air quality in the area of those cities worsened and is unhealthy for the population.
The air quality index at 1 p.m. in Sarajevo was 169, Maglaja 166, and Zenica 158.
In such conditions, increased symptoms and disease intensity may occur in people with heart and respiratory diseases, such as asthma. Everyone else could begin to feel the negative impact of pollution on health, while any outdoor physical activities should be avoided: lung and heart patients, pregnant women, children and the elderly. Everyone else should also avoid prolonged or greater stress during their stay outside, according to Ekoakcija, which collects data on air quality.
In most other cities of Bosnia today, the air is unhealthy for sensitive population groups, especially in the area of Lukavac, Visoko and Vogošće, where the air quality index at 1 pm was 147, 145 and 140.
In the area of those cities, people suffering from diseases of the respiratory organs and heart, then the elderly, pregnant women and children are warned that they should reduce prolonged or greater stress while outside, but everyone else should also limit prolonged or greater stress while outside.
The air quality today is satisfactory in the area of Ivan-sedlo and Bihać, where the air quality is good since the air quality index was 21.
Data on air quality in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina are collected from official measuring stations, and some of these stations are under the jurisdiction of the Federal Hydrometeorological Institute of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Institute of Public Health of the Sarajevo Canton, and some are under the jurisdiction of the Tuzla Canton and the American Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Fena reports.