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Smog in Tehran, closed schools

The Ministry of education of the Islamic Republic of Iran decided to close for two days educational institutions in Tehran. The reason for this was a dense smog has shrouded the Iranian capital.

It is reported that the content of harmful emissions in the air was the highest during the last nine months and, on average, exceeds the norm by seven times. Index of air quality has reached 162, while the world health organization has set as the maximum allowable values 50.

The sick and children advised to stay home. Due to poor visibility in the capital has restricted the movement of vehicles. Closed also many industrial enterprises.

Tehran, with a population of about 14 million people, is located in a poorly flushed a mountain hollow at an altitude of over kilometers. About 80% of the pollution are exhaust fumes of millions of the capital’s cars.

Smog in Tehran, closed schools 20.12.2015

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