The Iran Project

Dust pollution in western Iran reaches ‘Dangerous’ levels

An image from Twitter with the descriptive hashtag #KhouzestanCantBreathe shows the air thick with dust in Sahab City, Khouzestan, Feb. 8, 2015. (photo by Twitter/@NeGoooliaM)

The air pollution caused by dust and particles in Iran’s western provinces, including Khuzestan, has reached “dangerous” levels.

The disruptive dust storms have pushed pollution in these border areas to alarming levels, raising health concerns.

Schools and universities have been shut down due to the alarming dust pollution.

The particles, carried by winds, can penetrate the lungs and enter the bloodstream, causing serious diseases such as lung cancer, asthma and heart problems.

Here are photos of the pollution taken by Mizan and Tasnim:


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