Iran, Iraq to discuss issue of dust storms

Business Materials 16 February 2015 13:14 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 16

By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Iranian health minister Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi will visit his Iraqi counterpart to discuss ways to deal with the problem of dust storms.

Dust storms in recent days have seriously endangered the heath of people living in southwest of Iran Iran's Mehr news agency quoted Abbas Zarenejad, an advisor to the Iranian health minister, as saying on Feb. 16.

A new wave of heavy dust storms swept across Khuzestan Province on Feb. 8 and forced the local government to close schools, universities, and other governmental offices in most of the province.

The province's Environment Protection Organization's Public Relations announced that the density of dust particles in the air reached 9,985 micrograms per cubic meter, registering a record pollution 66 times greater than the healthy limit.

During the 3-day stay of the Iranian health minister in Iraq, an exclusive exhibition of Iranian-made medicine and medical equipment will be held.

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