January 9, 2007, RFE/RL -- An Iranian official has said that air pollution has directly or indirectly killed 3,600 people in just a month in the Iranian capital, Tehran.
Mohammad Hadi Heydarzadeh, director of Tehran's clean-air committee, said the deaths in the Iranian month of Aban (October 23 to November 21) were caused by heart attacks caused by smog-related health problems.
Tehran is one of the world's most polluted cities, with cars cited as the biggest source of pollution.
(Radio Farda, AFP)
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