Tag: pollution

Air pollution in Tehran ‘leaves 4,460 dead’ in a year

January 8, 2013

IRAN – Air pollution in Tehran has left 4,460 people dead in a year, an Iranian health official said in reports Sunday, with another sounding the alarm over high dose of carcinogens in domestically-made petrol. Hassan Aqajani, an adviser to the health minister, made the announcement on state television, and said the Tehran residents died […]

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Tiny particles in air kill thousands, say Chinese researchers

December 20, 2012

CHINA – An estimated 8,572 premature deaths occurred in four major Chinese cities this year due to high levels of PM2.5, a study has found. The report also said severe air pollution in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi’an and Beijing has led to a total economic loss of 6.8 billion yuan (S$1.32 billion). The study released on […]

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