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Tehran air pollution takes fatal toll on disabled students

Source: Radio Zamaneh

The head of the Tehran Board of Special Education says three disabled students in Tehran have died due to severe pollution in the city. The state television network Seda va Sima reported on Saturday January 2 that the three students were hospitalized due to respiratory complications and later passed away in hospital.

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In recent weeks, the average air quality index in Tehran was above 150, and Vajihollah Parvizi, the head of special education, emphasized that anything above 120 would be hazardous to many of their students.

Mehdi Chamran, the secretary of Tehran's City Council, said last week that air pollution had increased the number of deaths in the capital to 180 per day, up from 150.

After three weeks, air pollution in the Iranian capital has finally dipped to acceptable levels due to precipitation.

Most recent reports from the Department of the Environment indicate that the "air quality index on Saturday morning was at 60 and in the healthy range."


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