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The capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo became the city with the dirtiest air in the world, ahead in the International ranking AQI capital of Bangladesh Dhaka. On Sunday, January 12, reports REN TV.
In early January, the air quality index in Sarajevo amounted to 236. This indicator corresponds to “very dangerous for the health.”
The Sarajevo authorities announced in alarm mode. Residents are advised not to open Windows and wear on the outside of the protective mask. Also restrictions on the movement of vehicles.
The main causes of air pollution in Sarajevo considered automobile traffic and the proliferation of inefficient ways of heating homes: more than 146 thousand local homes are heated by wood. In addition, in Bosnia and Herzegovina there is no control over exhaust gas and is not introduced energy certification.
In early November 2019, the scientists called the pollution is the fifth largest risk factor for death worldwide. It negatively affects demography, may reduce productivity and life expectancy.
Video, photo All from Russia.