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11/28/10

Photos: Emergency Response Teams Helping Tehran Residents as Air Pollution Reaches Alarming Levels

Photos by Youness Khani, Mehr News Agency

Tehran's air pollution has reached an alarming level, and it is expected that it will reach a critical level on Tuesday and Wednesday. Health Minister Marzieh Vahid-Dastjerdi announced on Sunday that there has been a 30% increase in the number of respiratory illness cases during the past few days. She also advised old men, children, and persons with respiratory and heart problems to stay indoors.

Emergency response teams have been stationed in various parts of Tehran to distribute face masks and to help the residents who are severely impacted by the pollution.



































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