Monday, January 03, 2005

Schools Close Due To Pollution In Tehran

One of the responsible people in the Iranian Environment Protection Organization has announced Saturday, January the 1st, the decision to close Schools and Nurseries in Tehran due to the high percentage of air pollution! They will be closed till further notice.

According to the expectations of the Weather Forecasting Association, carbon level is above normal average, which causes higher air pollution and threatens the health of the citizens.

More than 12 Million people live in Tehran, and around 2 million cars –mostly very old and in need of maintenance- are used there on daily basis, which explains the high percentages of air pollution over there.

Via: 4eco
Source: Kuna