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Air Pollution

Tehran air quality report reveals alarming figures

The Tehran Air Quality Control Company's recent disclosure highlights the capital city's troubling air quality situation. Since the start of the year, Tehran has endured 107 days of unhealthy air for sensitive groups and 12 days of unhealthy air for all demographics, posing serious health risks, says the company's report.

Iran Health Ministry: Tehran 19th most polluted capital in world

Tehran has been ranked ‘19th most polluted’ among the capitals in the world in terms of the concentration of suspended particles, responsible for nearly 14 percent of the deaths in the country, according to the Iranian Ministry of Health.

Severe smog levels in Iranian capital claim nearly 6,400 lives in one year

Around 6,400 people have died due to extremely high levels of air pollution in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

Tehran faces critical air pollution crisis

The Tehran Air Quality Control Department issued a distressing report, revealing an air pollution index of 153 in the capital city on Sunday.

Report: Around 6,400 people died of air pollution in Tehran in 12 months

Reports show air pollution in the Iranian capital, Tehran, claimed thousands of lives in the year ending March, 2022.

Tehran air quality ‘unhealthy, dangerous for sensitive groups’

The air quality index in the Iranian capital, Tehran, stood at 134 on Sunday, like in previous days, falling into the Orange Category, that is dangerous for sensitive groups, on the national color-coded classification system.

Air pollution sequel back in Tehran, schools shuttered

Once again it’s winter time and once again the Iranian capital Tehran, and several other cities, are hit with high levels of air pollution, described as unhealthy for sensitive groups, which has led to the closure of schools.

Dust storm brings Iran’s megacity of Mashhad to standstill

A heavy dust storm brings businesses and sports activities to a halt in Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad, the capital of Khorasan Razavi Province.

Iran dust storm victims on the rise, hundreds hospitalized

The number of people who were sent to the hospitals due to the dust storms in Sistan and Baluchistan Province has topped 300, that’s according to the head of the Crisis Management HQ in the southeastern Iranian province.

Dozens hospitalized as dust storm hits Iran’s southeast

An Iranian official says more than 170 people have been hospitalized following dust storm ripping through the Sistan region, in southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan over the past three days.

Tehran citizens experience extremely polluted air for roughly 2 weeks

The Iranian capital Tehran has been choked by heavy smog for roughly two weeks now.

Heavy smug blankets Tehran’s Milad Tower

A clip captured by Iran’s ISNA News Agency shows that a thick smug blanketing landmark Milad Tower in the Iranian capital Tehran.

Official: ‘Iran burning mazut in 14 power plants’ as major cities suffer from air pollution

A Health Ministry officials says 14 Iranian power plans currently burn mazut, a low-quality fuel oil that negatively affects the quality of air.

Iran records nearly 21k deaths caused by air pollution annually: Official

An Iranian health official says the country registers 20,800 fatalities caused by air pollution in 27 cities every year, a figure that accounts for 12.6 percent of the total death toll.

Official: Iran burns mazut as alternative fuel in 14 thermal power stations

A senior environmental official says Iran burns highly-polluting mazut as alternative fuel in 14 out of 16 thermal power stations across the country, but that is not the root cause of severe air pollution in metropolis like Tehran.

Iran’s capital gets fresh snowfall amid air pollution

Residents of Tehran woke up to fresh snowfall on Thursday as the Iranian capital continues to grapple with unhealthy levels of air pollution.

Ahvaz in fog amid air pollution in Iranian megacities

Thick fog has significantly reduced visibility in the cities of the southern Iranian province of Khouzestan, especially the capital Ahvaz.

Tehran air pollution: Health ministry calls for remote working shifts, reduced hours

Iran’s health ministry is calling for remote working shifts for government employees and reduced working hours amid dangerously high pollution in the capital Tehran and other major cities.

Tehran City Council urges govt. branches to take action against air pollution, offer apology to citizens

Members of the Tehran City Council have written to the heads of the Iranian government’s three branches over a worsening air pollution crisis in the capital, urging them to take action toward improving the situation.

Air quality in Tehran back to healthy level thanks to downpours

After days of severe pollution, the air quality in the Iranian capital of Tehran returns to a healthy level thanks to a windy weather and downpours of rain and snow.

Air pollution enters ‘orange’ zone in Tehran, citizens urged to reduce time outdoors

Iranian capital remains engulfed by hazardous airborne pollutants as the Air Quality Index reaches the “orange” zone, with officials advising the residents of Tehran to skip unnecessary travels across the city.

Iran’s capital remains in grip of unhealthy air quality

Air pollution has remained at an unhealthy level in the Iranian capital, Tehran, for several days, with officials urging sensitive groups of people to reduce spending time outdoors.

Air pollution reaches alarming level in Tehran

Officials say Tehran has had only two clean days over the past nine months

Air pollution inflicting losses worth up to $11bn in Iran: MP

The head of the Iranian Parliament’s Environment Faction says air pollution inflicts damages worth between 7 to 11 billion dollars on the country each year.

Official: Tehran ranked world’s 21st polluted capital city

An Iranian official says Tehran has been ranked as the 21st polluted capital city in the world, as air pollution in the Iranian capital reaches an unhealthy level once again.

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