Residents of Iran's Isfahan are battling high pollution levels and extreme temperatures due to an unusual dust haze blanketing the city.

Iran (IMNA) - The air quality index in Isfahan has reached a maximum level, making it hazardous for people to leave their homes.

Isfahan is already one of the most polluted cities in Iran but the recent weather pattern has given rise to more problems for its residents.

Experts say dust storms originating from neighboring country, Iraq, are to blame.

The dust haze that pervaded and encrusted every corner of Isfahan with a gentle grey fog forced the closure of some province's schools and offices.

Dust haze is a meteorological phenomenon, representing one of the most serious natural disasters in arid and semi-arid regions.

In Iran, dust hazes frequently occur in arid and semi-arid regions, typically in late spring and summer.

Given that dust storms can carry toxic pollutants, exposure to particles can cause a countless of health problems.

Isfahani authorities issued a provincewide warning urging residents to remain vigilant.

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