The latest news about air pollution
Reports show air pollution in the Iranian capital, Tehran, claimed thousands of lives in the year ending March, 2022.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Iranian capital Tehran has been choked by heavy smog for roughly two weeks now.
A Health Ministry officials says 14 Iranian power plans currently burn mazut, a low-quality fuel oil that negatively affects the quality of air.
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.
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.
Residents of Tehran woke up to fresh snowfall on Thursday as the Iranian capital continues to grapple with unhealthy levels of air pollution.
Thick fog has significantly reduced visibility in the cities of the southern Iranian province of Khouzestan, especially the capital Ahvaz.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Heavy dust storms and abrupt winds have hit the southern Iranian city of Ahvaz, causing difficulties for the general public.
Some 21,000 people in 27 cities across Iran lost their lives due to air pollution, with 6,000 of the deaths in the capital Tehran, according to Iran’s National Air and Climate Change Center.