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Bosnia officials warn of 'dangerous' air pollution

Bosnia officials warn of 'dangerous' air pollution

Officials in a central Bosnian town have warned citizens to stay indoors, as concentrations of a pollutant in the air are at a dangerously high level.
An official air quality monitoring body warned Friday that the Sulfur dioxide concentration in the industrial town of Zenica for the past three days has been three times the EU limit.
It said the concentration had risen due to unfavorable weather conditions, including the absence of wind that normally disperses the gas.
The body's representative for Bosnia, Muhamed Pasic, told APTN that an ArcelorMittal steel mill is the "greatest polluter" in the area, and said it had been instructed to take measures to reduce SO2 emissions.
SO2 is a pollutant linked to smog and acid rain and is blamed for aggravating asthma and other respiratory difficulties.


Updated : 2021-05-18 20:25 GMT+08:00