Particulate matters

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  • SDSs mitigation plan to take effect next year 2019-02-05 21:16

    SDSs mitigation plan to take effect next year

    TEHRAN – Sand and dust storm (SDS) mitigation plan will be implemented in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan as of the next Iranian calendar year (beginning March 21), Department of Environment (DOE) chief has announced.

  • ‘Vehicle inspection reduces PM 2.5 emissions by 1.5%’ 2019-01-25 21:25

    ‘Vehicle inspection reduces PM 2.5 by 1.5% in Tehran’

    TEHRAN – While the low emission zone (LEZ) scheme, mandating vehicle inspection, went into effect in the capital city of Tehran to reduce emissions, only 1.5 percent of the particulate matter (PM) 2.5 is reduced in case of full implementation of the scheme, Mohammad Kazemi, an environmental policy researcher has announced.

  • Drought-stricken southeastern Iran hoping for rain 2019-01-20 10:16

    Drought-stricken southeastern Iran hoping for rain

    TEHRAN – While an intense burst of snow has blanketed 22 provinces of the country, the southeastern province of Kerman is suffering from the lack of downpours along with severe sand and dust storms (SDSs), Mehr news agency reported on Friday.

  • Sand, dust storms hit Khuzestan, PM at 22 times above safe levels 2019-01-18 23:11

    Sand, dust storms hit Khuzestan, PM at 22 times above safe levels

    TEHRAN — Southwestern province of Khuzestan was hit by sand and dust storms on Thursday where particulate matters (PM) concentration peaked at 22 times the safe levels, IRNA news agency reported. 

  • SDSs hit 120 villages in southeastern Iran 2019-01-08 21:27

    SDSs hit 120 villages in southeastern Iran

    TEHRAN – Intense sand and dust storms (SDSs) left 120 villages surrounded by sandy soil in Rigan county located in the southeastern province of Kerman, the region’s governor, Amin Baqeri, said on Monday.

  • SDSs shut down offices, schools in southeastern Iran 2018-11-04 03:00

    SDSs shut down offices, schools in southeastern Iran

    TEHRAN – Severe sand and dust storms (SDSs) hitting the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, has led to the closure of offices and schools in five cities on Saturday, head of Sistan-Baluchestan disaster mitigation and management organization has announced.

  • Intense PM pollution haunting 5 cities in western Iran 2018-10-27 18:56

    Intense PM pollution haunting 5 cities in western Iran

    TEHRAN – Severe and large-scale particulate matter (PM) pollution heading for 10 times above the safe levels has affected five cities of Kermanshah province in western part of the country, the provincial department of environment chief has said.

  • Severe SDSs in southeast Iran leave dozens hospitalized 2018-08-27 09:57

    Severe SDSs in southeast Iran leave dozens hospitalized

    TEHRAN – Strong sand and dust storms (SDSs) are causing severe respiratory problems to the people in Sistan region, southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, as some 171 patients have been hospitalized since August 20, head of Sistan-Baluchestan disaster mitigation and management organization has said.

  • Tehraners breathe foul air four days in a month 2018-08-26 09:43

    Tehraners breathe foul air four days in a month

    TEHRAN – Tehran's air quality index (AQI) has been unhealthy for sensitive groups for four days during the fifth Iranian calendar month of Mordad (July 23-August 22), ISNA reported on Friday.

  • SDSs 60 times above the safe levels haunting Sistan 2018-08-15 10:22

    SDSs 60 times above the safe levels haunting Sistan

    TEHRAN – Sand and dust storms (SDSs) reaching speeds up to 100 kilometers per hour, and particulate matters (PM) concentration peaking at 60 times above the safe levels, led to the closure of offices in Sistan, southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, on Sunday, ISNA reported.

  • Extremely high PM level pollution closes offices in southeastern Iran 2018-08-13 09:47

    Extremely high PM level pollution closes offices in southeastern Iran

    TEHRAN – Particulate matters (PM) concentration peaking at 12 times the safe levels, led to the closure of offices in Rigan county, southeastern Kerman province, on Sunday, Rigan’s deputy governor has said.

  • PM concentration 12 times above safe levels in southeastern Iran 2018-08-08 10:46

    PM concentration 12 times above safe levels in southeastern Iran

    TEHRAN — Particulate matters (PM) concentration peaked at 12 times the safe levels in the southeastern Sistan region on Tuesday morning, IRNA reported.