Air quality in Doboj

Air quality index (AQI) and PM2.5 air pollution in Doboj

Last update at (local time)

5.9K people follow this city

  • The profile image of follower
  • The profile image of follower
  • The profile image of follower
  • The profile image of follower
  • The profile image of follower
IQAir map with AQI colorful pins

Air Quality Data contributor(s)

Station(s) operated by

1 Anonymous contributor

Anonymous

Join the movement!

Get a monitor and contribute air quality data in your city.

Become a contributor
Find out more about contributors and data sources

Weather

What is the current weather in Doboj?

Weather icon
WeatherRain
Temperature68°C
Humidity70%
Wind2.1 mp/h
Pressure1001 mb

live aqi city ranking

Real-time Bosnia Herzegovina city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1 Jajce, Federation of B&H

118

2 Doboj, Srpska

108

3 Zenica, Federation of B&H

103

4 Prijedor, Srpska

91

5 Visoko, Federation of B&H

82

6 Lukavica, Srpska

72

7 Mala Kladusa, Federation of B&H

68

8 Banja Luka, Srpska

64

9 Maglaj, Federation of B&H

63

10 Novi Grad, Srpska

62

(local time)

SEE WORLD AQI RANKING

live Doboj aqi ranking

Real-time Doboj air quality ranking

#stationUS AQI
1 Nemanjina

108

(local time)

SEE WORLD AQI RANKING

US AQI

108

live AQI index
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

Human face indicating AQI level

Overview

What is the current air quality in Doboj?

Air pollution levelAir quality indexMain pollutant
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 108 US AQItrendPM2.5
PollutantsConcentration
PM2.5
38.2µg/m³trend
!

PM2.5

x7.6

PM2.5 concentration in Doboj is currently 7.6 times the WHO annual air quality guideline value

Health Recommendations

How to protect from air pollution in Doboj?

An IQAir mask icon Sensitive groups should wear a mask outdoors
Get a Mask
An IQAir purifier icon Run an air purifier
Get an air purifier
An open window iconClose your windows to avoid dirty outdoor air
A man cycling iconEveryone should reduce outdoor exercise

Forecast

Doboj air quality index (AQI) forecast

DayPollution levelWeatherTemperatureWind
Saturday, Sep 24

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 126 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon69.8°42.8°
Wind rotating 166 degree

4.5 mp/h

Sunday, Sep 25

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 125 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon59°53.6°
Wind rotating 139 degree

4.5 mp/h

Monday, Sep 26

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 117 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon68°55.4°
Wind rotating 154 degree

4.5 mp/h

Today

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 108 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon68°51.8°
Wind rotating 20 degree

6.7 mp/h

Wednesday, Sep 28

Good 48 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon66.2°50°
Wind rotating 67 degree

4.5 mp/h

Thursday, Sep 29

Good 17 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon75.2°55.4°
Wind rotating 221 degree

6.7 mp/h

Friday, Sep 30

Good 24 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon75.2°57.2°
Wind rotating 202 degree

4.5 mp/h

Saturday, Oct 1

Good 38 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon71.6°57.2°
Wind rotating 322 degree

4.5 mp/h

Sunday, Oct 2

Good 27 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon66.2°51.8°
Wind rotating 8 degree

11.2 mp/h

Monday, Oct 3

Good 29 US AQI

Human face indicating AQI level
Weather icon57.2°46.4°
Wind rotating 330 degree

11.2 mp/h

Interested in hourly forecast? Get the app

Historical

Historic air quality graph for Doboj

How to best protect from air pollution?

Reduce your air pollution exposure in Doboj

AIR QUALITY ANALYSIS AND STATISTICS FOR Doboj

What is the current level of air pollution in Doboj?

Doboj is a city located in Republika Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It can be found in the northern region on the banks of the Bosna River. According to a census conducted n 2013, Doboj had an estimated population of approximately 71,000 inhabitants. It is the operational base for the Railways Corporation of Bosnia.

Towards the end of the third quarter in 2021, Doboj was experiencing a period of “Moderate” air quality with a US AQI reading of 87. This United States Air Quality Index figure is calculated by collating the recorded levels of six of the most prolific air pollutants. These may include, both diameters of PM (PM10, PM2.5), nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, ozone and carbon monoxide. If figures are not available for all six, a level can still be calculated by using what information there is. It can then be used as a metric when comparing one city with another, anywhere in the world. As far as Doboj was concerned, the only pollutant recorded was PM2.5 with a level of 29.3 µg/m³. This level of PM2.5 can be seen to be almost three times higher than the target figure of 10 µg/m³, as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO). This figure is considered to be an acceptable level although no amount of air pollution can be considered as being safe.

This level of air pollution is not extremely high but you are still advised to stay indoors if possible and close doors and windows to prevent the ingress of more polluted air. Those who are more sensitive to dirty air should avoid venturing outside until the air quality improves. There is an app available from AirVisual which can be downloaded to any mobile device which gives you the up-to-date condition of the air in your area.

Does the air quality in Doboj vary much throughout the year?

Air quality can be very volatile as it is affected by many variables. It can change within a few hours so it changes many times over the period of a year.

Looking at the figures for 2020 published by IQAir.com, it can be seen that Doboj experienced two months of “Unhealthy” air during January and February with figures of 94.3 and 58.7 µg/m³. The months of March, November and December returned figures of 44, 52.8 and 55.4 µg/m³, respectively which can be classified as being “Unhealthy for sensitive groups” with figures between 35.5 and 55.4 µg/m³. The remaining months from April until the end of September returned “Moderate” air quality with figures between 12.1 and 35.4 µg/m³.

Records regarding air quality were not kept in Doboj before 2020 when the recorded figure was 37.6 µg/m³ which places it in the “Unhealthy for sensitive groups” category. This figure may have been affected because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Many vehicles were taken off the road as their drivers were no longer required to drive to the office each day. There were also several small factories and processing units that were closed temporarily so their emissions were no longer polluting the local atmosphere.

What is the source of polluted air in Doboj?

There is no doubt that the main sources of air pollution around the world are the same - energy, individual furnaces, traffic, industry, agriculture and waste management. The level of pollution differs from country to country, because in countries that limit the emissions of harmful substances by law and encourage the use of the most modern technologies, the sources of pollution do much less damage than in countries that do not have such regulations or do not implement them.

The main division of pollution sources is into a) natural or biological and b) anthropogenic or those whose cause is human activity.

Anthropogenic sources of air pollutants:

  • Combustion of fossil and other heating fuels in individual furnaces and heating plants with a capacity of less than 50 MW
  • Combustion of fossil fuels in the production of electricity and heat - thermal power plants, heating plants
  • Activities in industry and construction
  • Combustion of fossil fuels in vehicles in road traffic
  • Agriculture
  • Petroleum refining and storage of petroleum products
  • Combustion of fossil fuels in machines that are not used in traffic, such as construction machines, boats and lawnmowers.

The biggest problem with individual combustion plants and air pollution is particulate emissions (PM2.5 and PM10). These furnaces are, along with the food industry, the largest emitters of PM2.5 and PM10 particles in both the EU and the region. The cause of these emissions is the combustion of biomass - wood, then inefficient combustion in old types of furnaces and waste incineration. In poor countries, such as those in the region, the poorest households and the most vulnerable citizens burn waste oil, tyres and old paper.

What can be done to improve air quality in Doboj?

The use of coal in power plants pollutes the air so much that most EU countries have either already stopped or are working to abandon coal, and the plan is to ban the use of coal in 20 years at the latest. The share of coal in electricity production in 2019 compared to 2018 decreased from 19% to 14.6%, and the total production of electricity from coal is lower by about 25%.

Good results are a consequence of limiting vehicle emissions and tightening fuel quality standards, adopting air quality regulations and measures of sustainable urban mobility at the local level. Sulphur oxides, for example, have been reduced thanks to limits on the sulphur content of petroleum products.

The main problem of the region is outdated vehicles, which come from the European Union. That is why many call this area a cemetery for dirty cars from Europe. The largest number of vehicles is older than ten years, and the average age of cars in some countries ranges from 15 to 20 years, which means that in the region, for example, there are many vehicles with the outdated "Euro 3" standard.

How does this polluted air affect human health?

Adults who already suffer from cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and high blood pressure are more susceptible to air pollution. This is especially the case when it comes to the older members of the population. Prolonged exposure to polluted air is associated with stroke and ischemic heart disease. One study showed that mortality from heart disease increased by 0.6 per cent for every 20 µg/m³ increase in PM10 concentration. Another study showed that mortality from heart disease and the frequency of hospital admissions for heart disease and cardiac arrhythmias increased by 1.5 per cent.

Doboj air quality data attribution

Contributors 1

Data sources 1

Data validated and calibrated by IQAir

Where is the cleanest air quality in Doboj?

Cart

Your cart is empty

Connect With IQAir

Sign up for our newsletter

chat button icon
Chat or Call 866-488-1918
We're Online