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#1 waiting

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 06:40 AM

Tehran is the sixth most polluted city of the world.

Making this announcement, Nasser Nafari, executive secretary of the conference themed ’Healthy City’, added on Saturday that the conference will present a paradigm for a healthy city in which its residents feel safe and secure from all aspects, Fars News Agency reported.

Based on statistics compiled in 2008, Paris is the least polluted city while Baghdad is the most polluted.
Vahid Norouzi, a member of the Committee for Curbing Tehran’s Air Pollution, said that if the present trend continues, Tehran’s air will be poisonous in 15 years.

“The committee is the sole official body for managing the crisis of Tehran’s air pollution. For over six months, the committee has not held any meeting. This is while previously the committee held meetings at least twice a month,“ he said.

“We have told the Department of Environment that dissociation of the committee is not in the best interest of a metropolis like Tehran. At present, we are concerned over the lack of control over Tehran’s air pollution by the committee, which is the only legal source in charge.“

Norouzi noted that during the first quarter of the current Iranian year (started March 20), air on some 22 percent of the days was unhealthy.

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#2 Ali Fazel

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 07:07 AM

Tehran is the sixth most polluted city of the world.

Making this announcement, Nasser Nafari, executive secretary of the conference themed ’Healthy City’, added on Saturday that the conference will present a paradigm for a healthy city in which its residents feel safe and secure from all aspects, Fars News Agency reported.

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Why is it that we have to come across so many negative issues regarding Iran? Europe was not born in a day - It took Europe more than a century to get to what they are today. ---- Considering this, Iran has achieved far more progress in less than 30 years of its independence from the western domination, and this is remarkable, taking into account that the first 10 years were the extreme times due to western imposed war and the western sabotages against this newly born republic.

What Iranians are enjoying today never existed during the times of Shah Reza Pahalvi. So what is there for them to grieve about. Inshallah 10 years from now, it will probably be the most safest and the most advance nation in the world, at the time when the corrupt democracies of the west will be declining just as the socialism in USSR.

Edited by Ali Fazel, 22 June 2008 - 07:07 AM.


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Posted 22 June 2008 - 09:12 AM

Why is it that we have to come across so many negative issues regarding Iran? Europe was not born in a day - It took Europe more than a century to get to what they are today. ---- Considering this, Iran has achieved far more progress in less than 30 years of its independence from the western domination, and this is remarkable, taking into account that the first 10 years were the extreme times due to western imposed war and the western sabotages against this newly born republic.

What Iranians are enjoying today never existed during the times of Shah Reza Pahalvi. So what is there for them to grieve about. Inshallah 10 years from now, it will probably be the most safest and the most advance nation in the world, at the time when the corrupt democracies of the west will be declining just as the socialism in USSR.



Yes, but some people can't comprehend that! They think since it's called the Islamic republic it has to be perfect from day one. Typical keyboard warriors who have billions of genius ideas, but for some odd reason sit at home and whine!!

#4 Maryaam

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 09:33 AM

This doesnt change the fact that it is seriously polluted.

Maybe the cheap gas encourages people to use their cars more.. Also anti pollution devices are developed now; there is no reason why these cannot be put on the cars - and as I know from someone who workds at Khodro - they are not.

People are sick from the pollution now - you dont have to wait 15 years.

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 09:37 AM

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I would like the full list of the most polluted cities in the world please.

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 09:41 AM

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I would like the full list of the most polluted cities in the world please.

It is only my desire to serve you, Sir :P

Try this: http://www.time.com/...1661028,00.html


Whoops - that is the most polluted places - not cities - will keep looking....

I dont see Tehran on the list though.

Edited by Maryaam, 22 June 2008 - 09:46 AM.


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Posted 22 June 2008 - 10:02 AM

The Most Polluted Cities in the World http://earthtrends.w...pdates/node/244

Earlier this month, the Blacksmith Institute's Polluted Places Initiative released an unranked list of the 10 most polluted cities in the world. More than 400 cities were nominated and evaluated for this dubious honor. The winners are not ranked, but are presented below, alphabetically by country.

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Map of these places: http://www.blacksmit...ute.org/ten.php

Still dont see Tehran though.

In both the United States and Western Europe, the effects of pollution on human health have declined dramatically in the last half-century. Widespread industrial pollution persists, however, in many regions of the world. More than a million people still die each year from urban air pollution and lead poisoning, and over 80 percent of all diseases recorded by the World Health Organization are wholly or partially attributable to environmental factors (WHO 2006).

Edited by Maryaam, 22 June 2008 - 10:03 AM.


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Posted 22 June 2008 - 10:08 AM

It is only my desire to serve you, Sir


please do keep on serving the President for the next 4 years :D

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Linfen doesn't look to shabby to be the world's most polluted place.

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Sukinda ain't bad either, INDIA.


well time's articles are sometimes a waste of time


they should rename their mag to 'got time?'

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 10:17 AM

Guess I am just spoilt - but let's add the diatribe to each pic:

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Number of people potentially affected: 3,000,000
Type of pollutant: Coal and particulates
Source of pollution: Automobile and industrial emissions

This soot-blackened city in China's inland Shanxi province makes Dickensian London look as pristine as a nature park. Shanxi is the heart of China's coal belt, and the hills around Linfen are dotted with mines, legal and illegal, and the air is filled with burning coal. Don't bother hanging your laundry � it'll turn black before it dries. China's State Environmental Protection Agency says that Linfen has the worst air in the country, which is saying something, considering that the World Bank has reported that 16 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world are Chinese. One Linfen native summed up the city's plight to a TIME reporter last year: "This place of ours is no good."


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Women draw water from a well. Groundwater in Sukinda is believed to be contaminated with chromium.


Number of people potentially affected: 2,600,000
Type of pollutant: Hexavalent chromium and other metals
Source of pollution: Chromite mines and processing

If you watched Erin Brockovich, then you know what hexavalent chromium is: a nasty heavy metal used for stainless steel production and leather tanning that is carcinogenic if inhaled or ingested. In Sukinda, which contains one of the largest open cast chromite ore mines in the world, 60% of the drinking water contains hexavalent chromium at levels more than double international standards. An Indian health group estimated that 84.75% of deaths in the mining areas � where regulations are nonexistent �are due to chromite-related diseases. There has been virtually no attempt to clean up the contamination.


Edited by Maryaam, 22 June 2008 - 10:18 AM.


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Posted 22 June 2008 - 11:09 AM

Guess I am just spoilt - but let's add the diatribe to each pic


oh no you didn't sista.. yes you are spoilt :P and please do add some diatribe to each picture its fun and your comments are funny ... all of them :rolleyes:


Chernobyl should be no 1 . I don't see Tehran anywhere but it is mentioned in the encyclopedia site that it is the most polluted city in the middle east...after tel aviv and jerusalem which are full of apes and pigs...

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 11:17 AM

oh no you didn't sista.. yes you are spoilt :P and please do add some diatribe to each picture its fun and your comments are funny ... all of them :rolleyes:


Chernobyl should be no 1 . I don't see Tehran anywhere but it is mentioned in the encyclopedia site that it is the most polluted city in the middle east...after tel aviv and jerusalem which are full of apes and pigs...


I was looking for a 2008 list - I think that Baghdad and Basra (and points in between) will have reached a healthy status on the most polluted list now with all the depleted uranium and other sundry carcinogens from the armaments and shell casings - in the ground, dust and water supply. When this area is able to be fully tested, from everything I have read, I think we are looking at the worst place on earth for long term devastation by pollution.

Apes and pigs may be eyesores, but they dont affect our breathing or drinking water. Their impact is psychological, not environmental....... B)

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 04:02 PM

Why is it that we have to come across so many negative issues regarding Iran?


You tell me. Perhaps because wrong people are in wrong places, and therefore cause so many negative things?

Anyway, this is in line with the IRI policy of spending over $100 billion in energy subsidies, instead of constructing mass transportation (according to Dr. Qalibaf, the government only built 5 km/year of Metro-lines during the past few years).



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