Air pollution related deaths

Total:6

  • Air pollution hiding behind COVID-19 Yesterday 18:51

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Air pollution hiding behind COVID-19

    TEHRAN – With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, air pollution has been marginalized despite being much deadlier, causing over 7 million deaths annually, while the virus has just taken less than 1.5 million lives worldwide so far.

  • Air pollution choking Iranian cities, some 14,000 hospitalized 2019-12-25 19:12

    Air pollution choking Iranian cities, some 14,000 hospitalized

    TEHRAN – Over the past six days, polluted air in the country sent 13,931 people to hospitals and medical centers due to heart and respiratory problems, Mojtaba Khaledi, Emergency Medical Services Organization spokesman has said.

  • Polluted air in Iran sends over 12,800 citizens to hospitals 2019-12-01 18:21

    Polluted air in Iran sends over 12,800 citizens to hospitals

    TEHRAN – Air pollution has caused respiratory and cardiac problems for residents of big cities of the country over the past few days, sending 12,838 people to hospitals, Pir-Hossein Kolivand, head of Emergency Medical Services Organization said.

  • World Car-Free Day: costly cars, cheap fuel to blame for air pollution  2019-09-22 19:30

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    World Car-Free Day: costly cars, cheap fuel to blame for air pollution 

    TEHRAN – Air pollution incurs financial loss of about 140 million rials (nearly $3,300) for each family in Iran annually, however both high-priced vehicles and low-cost fuel are to blame for the air pollution severely haunting big cities of the country, said Behzad Ashjaei, secretary of the technical inspection committee of the Department of Environment.

  • Summer heats foster air pollution spikes in Tehran 2019-07-09 11:39

    Summer heats foster air pollution spikes in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Tehraners breathed foul air not experiencing a single day of clean air since the beginning of summer (June 22), Tasnim news agency reported on Monday.

  • Air pollution responsible for 4,000 deaths annually in Tehran 2019-06-23 18:37

    Air pollution responsible for over 4,000 deaths annually in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Some 4,000 to 5,000 of people residing in the country’s capital lose their lives per year due to air pollution, according to statistics published by the ministry of health.