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2,900 Tehran citizens die each year due to air pollution


Air pollution on the rise in Iran [File Photo]
Air pollution on the rise in Iran [File Photo]
Mehrdad Lahuti, a member of the environment faction in Iran’s so-called parliament said each year nearly 2,900 Tehran citizens due to air pollution.
“Moreover, air pollution has heavy medical costs for the people in major cities and therefore officials must take this problem very seriously,” he added.
“The truth is that 80% of air pollution in Tehran is due to a large quantity of non-standard vehicles roaming the streets,” Lahuti continued.
If various cabinets in Iran acted upon their legal duties on development projects, the air pollution in Tehran these days would be much lower.