Erosion of Iran’s wetlands lead to more sand storms in drier regions, health issues

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The Head of the Public Relations Office of Zabul University of Medical Sciences said that 78 residents of the Sistan and Baluchestan region went to the hospital and medical centers as a result of sand storms in the province…
“Unfortunately, due to the drying out of our wetlands and sandstorms, the people in the region go to hospitals and medical centers for various health issues, mainly respiratory issues and eye diseases,” Hamid Reza Bazi added. (The state-run Mehr news agency – Apr. 1, 2018)