According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association Report, the increase in airborne particulate matter caused by storm dust in the past three days resulted in 250 people from Sistan and Baluchestan residents being taken to medical centres and hospitals.
Harana News Agency reported , Gholam Reza Arbabi said: “The people with respiratory, cardiovascular and respiratory problems have come to medical centres in the northern cities of the province, of which 80 were hospitalized,”
According to a meteorological expert of Sistan and Baluchestan, wind blowing along with dust in suspected hotspots, which began on Thursday 10 August 2017, in the north of the province and lasted until Sunday 13 August 2017, in the strongest state, the amount of suspended particles in air was more than 14 times the limit and Five times the critical mass Mosaddeq Goudarzi Far has stated that the standard limit for suspended particles was 150 micrograms per cubic meter, and stated: “The concentration of suspended particles in the air of Sistan and Baluchestan region during this period was reported to be 1,121 micrograms per cubic meter.”
The drying of the international wetland Hamoun has increased the dust by a high 120 days winds in the Sistan and Baluchestan region.
The province, where the majority of its inhabitants are from the Baluch people, enjoyed the least of amenities, and is one of the areas where, like East Kurdistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran provided the least services.
Kurdistan Human Rights Association