Document Type : Letter to Editor


1 Department of Health in Disasters and Emergencies, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Sirjan School of Medical Sciences, Sirjan, Iran


Disasters can occur at any time and place and affect the physical, psychological, and social aspects of human life in different ways. Iran is on the list of top 10 countries worldwide with numerous disasters; out of about 40 known natural and violent disasters in the world, about 30 disasters occur in Iran. In addition to its geographical, environmental, and natural resource benefits, this land could be involved in perilous issues that must be combated so that a good life could be fulfilled. Although the risk cannot be utterly eliminated, its level can be minimized.