Isfahan air pollution cause for concern

Financial Tribune – Isfahan is in dire need of immediate action for curbing air pollution. Experts mostly blame the situation on mismanagement, lack of an integrated air pollution reduction schemes and the smog-inducing gas-guzzlers that have long outlived their usefulness.

Whenever there is talk of air pollution, the debate is focused on Tehran. However, Tehran is not the only Iranian metropolis grappling with bad air quality and experts say Isfahan is facing worse conditions.

The central city is in need of early action for curbing air pollution. Experts mostly blame the situation on mismanagement, lack of an integrated air pollution reduction schemes and smog-inducing dilapidated gas-guzzlers, IRNA reported.

Isfahan Province is one of the main industrial hubs in Iran. For long, environmentalists have complained that factories in and around the province largely disregard environmental standards.

The Department of Environment, which monitors air quality in the province and the city and delivers data based on the Air Quality Index, recently issued a new and more worrying report.