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air pollution

Ahwaz air pollution gets worse beyond measure

Air pollution in Ahwaz has grown five times worse since Tuesday’s air quality registers led to school closures, forcing them remain shut. » read more

Airborne dust forces flight cancellations in Khuzestan

Flights from Abadan and Ahwaz in southwestern Iran have been cancelled due to poor visibility caused by increased dust in the air. » read more

Tehran official targets vehicles for pollution solutions

The head of Tehran City Council’s Civil Service Commission and Environmental Health says removing all aging motor vehicles and exchanging gas-powered motorcycles for electrical ones is the immediate solution to the air pollution crisis in the capital. » read more

Air pollution triggers emergency response in Tehran

Tehran has announced that due to the decline in air quality, emergency services will be available in various locations around the capital to attend to citizens as needed starting Monday November 17. » read more

Heavy rains in Ahwaz cause respiratory problems

Heavy rainfall in Ahwaz on October 21 sent more that 1,000 citizens to hospital emergency rooms with respiratory complications. » read more

Clean gasoline called cause of better air quality

The head of Iran’s Department of the Environment, Massoumeh Ebtekar, says the distribution of clean gasoline has resolved the critical air pollution problems in four of the country’s large cities. » read more

Air pollution far from acceptable in Khuzestan

Pollution in some Khuzestan cities reached 25 times the acceptable limit on Monday July 14, according to a report in the Shargh daily.

On Tuesday July 15, the Shargh Newspaper wrote that the head of environmental protection for Khuzestan said that Dezfool, Masjed Soleyman, Mahshahr and Ahwaz had reached levels ranging from 3,656 to 1,200 micrograms/m3 of suspended particles in the air, whereas acceptable readings should be 150. » read more

Mining in southern Tehran adds to pollution in capital

The over-exploitation of construction material mines in southern Tehran has become a source of dust particles, adding to air pollution problems in the Iranian capital.

The head of Iranian Parliament’s Environment Commission says the city has been issuing too many licences for mining construction materials in southern Tehran, and that is now “making Tehran out of breath.” » read more

Tehran’s improved air quality linked to better gasoline

Yousef Rashidi, the head of the Air and Climate Division of Iran's Department of Environmental Protection, reported that in an unprecedented trend, Tehran’s air quality has not reached unhealthy levels in the past two months. » read more

Iran’s petrochemical gasoline linked to cancer

Iran’s Department of the Environment has published a report confirming gasoline produced at petrochemical refineries “causes cancer.” » read more