Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Air Pollution Reaches Dangerous Levels in Tehran

Tehran Residents Urged to Leave the City

Iran’s Health Minister Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi urged Tehran residents to leave the city, if possible, to escape choking air pollution that has reached “dangerous” levels. Ms. Dastjerdi said the hospital admissions in recent days have increased by 15 percent, with people suffering headaches, respiratory difficulties and nausea. (Arman, 5 December)

The pollution, blamed mainly on the city's bumper-to-bumper traffic, is a constant woe for Tehran's eight million residents. The schools and government offices have been closed on Tuesday and Wednesday and will remain closed on weekend’s Thursday and Friday.

Photos: Air pollution in Tehran; 5 December 2012. 
Top photo: Abdulwahed Mirzazadeh/ISAN
Bottom photo: Abolfazl Samanzadeh/Mehr News Agency


Anonymous said...

First the US tries to control our weather, now the zionist are causing this pollution problem, when will the people see what is happening to us? We must put a stop to this now.

Anonymous said...

yes, Tehran must spearhead immediate effort to launch manned space flights to go to Mars and bring back fresh air which will thwart these endless Earthly conspiracies against life in Greater Ayatollahville

Anonymous said...

We must contact Sa'ab Zaman and tell him to postpone his arrival for another 1000 years!
Then we will tell the mullahs to pack their belongings and head to Iraq for a permanent vacation.