Category Archives: Iran

Schools Shut in Tehran Due to Air Pollution

The province of Tehran’s local officials made a belated decision to close kindergartens and elementary schools on Sunday morning to protect children from a thick smog of pollution hanging in the air.   “High school students should be prevented from … Continue reading

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Report Finds that 97 Percent of Global Cities Did Not Meet Latest WHO Air Quality Guideline

The 2021 World Air Quality Report finds that only three percent of cities and no single country met the latest World Health Organization’s (WHO) PM2.5 annual air quality guideline. The report analyzes PM2.5 air pollution measurements from air monitoring stations … Continue reading

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New research finds 1M deaths in 2017 attributable to fossil fuel combustion

An interdisciplinary group of researchers from across the globe has comprehensively examined the sources and health effects of air pollution—not just on a global scale, but also individually for more than 200 countries. They found that worldwide, more than one … Continue reading

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Iran Air Pollution Claims 30,000 Lives Every Year

Growing population and consumerism has taken a harsh toll on the environment, the DOE chief says, stressing that none of Iran’s industries is eco-friendly Toxic air pollution in Iranian metropolises is twice as lethal as road crashes, as it annually … Continue reading

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Tehran air pollution forces week-long school closure

Schools in Iran’s Tehran province have been ordered shut until Friday due to severe air pollution, authorities announced, extending their closure to a full week. Tehran city was cloaked by thick toxic smog for a third successive day on Monday … Continue reading

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Polluted air in Iran sends over 12,800 citizens to hospitals

Air pollution has caused respiratory and cardiac problems for residents of big cities of the country over the past few days, sending 12,838 people to hospitals, Pir-Hossein Kolivand, head of Emergency Medical Services Organization said. High concentration of particulate matter … Continue reading

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Tehran Schools Close Over Choking Smog

Air Quality Index in Tehran on Tuesday hovered around 130, above the threshold of “unhealthy for sensitive groups”, which has pushed authorities to take a further drastic measure to curb the smog. Based on a number of polluting factors, the … Continue reading

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Air pollution responsible for over 4,000 deaths annually in Tehran

There are numerous vehicular trips per day in Tehran, which are the leading cause of air pollution in the capital, so that the air in Tehran is amongst the most polluted in the world, Tehran City Council member, Arash Milani, … Continue reading

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