Air in Tehran getting worse, people urged to stay indoors
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 30
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
Iran’s Department of Environment has advised people to stay indoors as air in Tehran is getting worse.
Mohammad Rastegari, an official with Department of Environment, has said that Tehran's air is unhealthy for all groups of people, Mehr news agency reported.
According to the report, today's Air Quality Index showed an average level of 152, within a "red status" that means the air is unhealthy for everyone in Tehran.
When the Air Quality Index hits 151 the small particles coming from the smoke can get into the body’s lungs and may be absorbed into the bloodstream, which could cause aggravating heart and lung diseases.
The smoke could impact everyone, but people with heart and respiratory conditions, the elderly and young children as well as pregnant women are at high risk, he said.