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Pollution Said To Kill 3,600 A Month In Tehran

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.

Smog covering Tehran (file photo by ISNA)

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.

Smog shrouds the streets of
Tehran in December

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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