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  • Clean Air Law ‘up in the air’ 2021-01-08 17:46

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Clean Air Law ‘up in the air’

    TEHRAN – The Clean Air Law, enacted in July 2017, was supposed to be a solution to ease air pollution across the country, but now, a few years after the adoption of this law, the air is severely polluted, as different agencies neglect their legal duties to implement the law.

  • Tehran air pollution incurs daily loss of $7m 2021-01-06 17:09

    Tehran air pollution incurs daily loss of $7m

    TEHRAN – Air pollution brings a heavy economic burden amounting to $7 million per day for the metropolis of Tehran, Hossein Shahidzadeh, head of Tehran’s Air Quality Control Company, has said. Air pollution is responsible for 11 premature deaths daily in Tehran, he lamented.

  • Air pollution hiding behind COVID-19 2020-11-30 18:51

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Air pollution hiding behind COVID-19

    TEHRAN – With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, air pollution has been marginalized despite being much deadlier, causing over 7 million deaths annually, while the virus has just taken less than 1.5 million lives worldwide so far.

  • COVID-19 increases PM concentration in Tehran by 20%: study 2020-08-03 19:01

    COVID-19 increases PM concentration in Tehran by 20%: study

    TEHRAN – The results of a study by Iranian researchers shows that the concentration of particulate matter (PM2.5) as the most important pollutant in Tehran air during the coronavirus outbreak has increased by about 20 percent compared to the same period last year.

  • Iranian researchers design nanofilters for diesel cars 2019-12-29 18:31

    Iranian researchers design nanofilters for diesel cars

    TEHRAN – As part of a national plan, Iranian researchers have managed to develop a new generation of nanofilters capable of absorbing diesel soot, IRNA news agency reported on Saturday.

  • Air pollution choking Iranian cities, some 14,000 hospitalized 2019-12-25 19:12

    Air pollution choking Iranian cities, some 14,000 hospitalized

    TEHRAN – Over the past six days, polluted air in the country sent 13,931 people to hospitals and medical centers due to heart and respiratory problems, Mojtaba Khaledi, Emergency Medical Services Organization spokesman has said.

  • Tehraners breathe 18 days of foul air in summer: report 2019-09-28 11:38

    Tehraners breathe 18 days of foul air in summer: report

    TEHRAN – Tehran air quality index (AQI) reached an unhealthy level of pollution for 18 days during summer, according to a report published by the Tehran Air Quality Control Company.

  • World Car-Free Day: costly cars, cheap fuel to blame for air pollution  2019-09-22 19:30

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    World Car-Free Day: costly cars, cheap fuel to blame for air pollution 

    TEHRAN – Air pollution incurs financial loss of about 140 million rials (nearly $3,300) for each family in Iran annually, however both high-priced vehicles and low-cost fuel are to blame for the air pollution severely haunting big cities of the country, said Behzad Ashjaei, secretary of the technical inspection committee of the Department of Environment.

  • Tehran bus fleet delivers 165 million rides within 4 months 2019-08-17 22:49

    Tehran bus fleet delivers 165 million rides within 4 months

    TEHRAN – The bus transport system in the metropolis of Tehran has delivered over 165 million rides during the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21), Tehran bus operating company's managing director Peyman Sanandaji has said.

  • SDSs haunting southeastern Iran, dozens hospitalized 2019-08-10 19:23

    SDSs haunting southeastern Iran, dozens hospitalized

    TEHRAN – Severe sand and dust storms (SDSs) has left 127 patients hospitalized due to respiratory problems in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, head of provincial disaster mitigation and management organization has said.

  • DOE strongly rejects reproduction of carbureted motorcycles 2019-07-31 21:43

    DOE strongly rejects reproduction of carbureted motorcycles

    TEHRAN – While the production of carbureted-engine motorcycles has come to a halt in the country, some motorcycle manufacturing companies are trying to put the highly polluting vehicles into production again, but the Department of Environment (DOE) strongly opposed.

  • ‘Vehicle inspection curbs air pollution up to 25%’ 2019-07-10 22:05

    ‘Vehicle inspection curbs air pollution up to 25%’

    TEHRAN – Vehicle inspection can contribute to air pollution mitigation by 15 to 25 percent, Tehran City Council member, Arash Milani, said.