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Dust storm moves into Israel bringing high levels of air pollution 

The Environment Protection Ministry said on Tuesday that air pollution levels in Israel were high due to a dust storm that moved into the region from the east. The Ministry recommended that people with breathing conditions, the elderly, children, and … Continue reading

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UAE questions damning World Bank report into air quality

The Ministry of Environment and Water has said his department is in contact with the World Bank over its report that said the UAE has the worst air pollution in the world. The recently-published World Bank’s The Little Green Data … Continue reading

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Dust pollution shuts down major cities in Iran

Eleven cities in Iran’s southwest Khouzestan province have shut down offices and schools over excessive dust particles in the air. Iranians tweeted pictures of buildings and streets covered with dust with the hashtag #Khouzestancantbreath while officials and politicians used the … Continue reading

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Epic Sandstorm Suffocates Middle East

For the third day in a row, the Middle East awoke Wednesday to the wind whipping and sand flying. And it’s only getting worse. A massive dust belt is moving from the Sahara Desert all the way up to Turkey, … Continue reading

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Dust storm causes worst air pollution in Israel in five years

Avoid strenuous outdoor activities, environment ministry advises The fierce dust storm that has swept Israel over the past 24 hours has resulted in air pollution levels that are the highest recorded in the past five years, the Environmental Protection Ministry … Continue reading

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Dust storms affecting Iran may be contaminated with uranium

Dust storms which repeatedly affect Iran come from such countries as Iraq, which in parts, suffers from depleted uranium contamination, the Chancellor of the Iranian University of Environment, Asghar Mohammadi Fazel said, Iran’s Asriran news portal reported on Jan. 28. … Continue reading

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Website on air quality launched; asthma sufferers to benefit

Asthma sufferers will now be able to monitor which areas to avoid during days of dust storms through the http://www.adairquality.ae website. The website provides real time data on air quality in the emirate. Dust storms can trigger asthmatic attacks if … Continue reading

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