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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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Iran: Air Pollution In Southwestern City 60 Times Higher Than Safe Levels

Heavy air pollution caused by haze and dust particles in Iran’s southwestern city of Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, has surged to 60 times above safe levels, crossing the “hazardous” level, in which the entire population is likely to experience adverse health … Continue reading

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High pollution shuts schools in Tehran

Primary schools will be closed on Monday in Tehran as thick fog caused by pollution smothers the Iranian capital and most of the surrounding province, local authorities said. They also announced Sunday they would impose traffic restrictions in Tehran, home … Continue reading

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Tehran’s football matches cancelled due to air pollution

Two football matches in Hazfi Cup were postponed because of air pollution in Tehran, capital of Iran. Esteghlal match against Iranjavan Bushehr was cancelled on Monday and Iran football officials also postponed a match between Persepolis and Sanat Naft in … Continue reading

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Carburetor motorcycles cause 19% of air pollution in Tehran: official

There are around 2 million motorcycles in Tehran and the carburetor ones are causing a great deal of pollution relatively speaking, Tasnim quoted Masoud Zandi as saying. While only 30 days are reported as polluted or mildly polluted on average … Continue reading

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Dust Storms Blanket Khuzestan, Western Iran

Schools were closed across parts of Iran amid severe dust storms that prompted officials to release “red alert” warnings as the concentration of dust and particles in the air has soared above safe levels. Several cities in the oil-rich province … Continue reading

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Flouting the law aggravating air pollution, killing thousands 

The winter is coming and once more days of choking smog are awaiting city dwellers in metropolises of Iran. A great deal of air pollution in Tehran and other big cities is blamed on a phenomenon called inversion. Inversions occur … Continue reading

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