Tag Archives: Khuzestan

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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Dust Pollution Reaches Dangerous Levels in Several Iranian Provinces

The air pollution caused by haze and particles in Iran’s western, southwestern, central, and southeastern provinces has reached hazardous levels. Air conditions are alarming in the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan and Baluchestan as its air pollution levels have risen … Continue reading

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Iran MPs wear medical face masks to protest air pollution

Iranian lawmakers wore medical face masks in parliament on Sunday in a show of solidarity with residents of their areas battling pollution from strong sandstorms. Sixteen MPs from the western provinces of Khuzestan, Ilam and Kermanshah donned the masks to … Continue reading

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Iran: Thousands in hospital as air pollution peaks in Khuzestan

Thousands of residents of Khuzestan have sought hospital treatment due to worsening air pollution in the southern Iranian province. The Khuzestan capital Ahwaz, with a population of five million, was recently named as the world’s most polluted city by the … Continue reading

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