It's the Environment, Stupid.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Air Pollution kills...

According to an AFP article via Yahoo News air pollution in Iran's capital of Tehran killed 3,600 people in just one month (Oct 23 - Nov 23.) It is reported that, "deaths were caused by heart attacks brought on by the air pollution and that the smog was responsible for 80 percent of the fatal heart problems that month..." The article also says that from March 2005 - March 2006 nearly 10,000 people died from air pollution related causes.

Acknowledging a link to air pollution in these deaths is telling of our times, however it does make me wonder if other polluted cities are making similar links and if these types of numbers world wide are, in fact, underestimated as the causal relationships between air pollution and related deaths might be difficult to prove, or just difficult for other local governments to accept.

2 Comments:

  • It's terrible in big cities or even towns with truck routes right through the town center. After a day of walking around London, blowing your nose leaves you with a black hankie.

    By Blogger Lulabelle, at 15:03  

  • I think this is something must be eradicated because people specially people who are owners of bid industries don't care about the air pollution, I think if it continues in the way we'll kill soon.m10m

    By Anonymous buy viagra, at 14:21  

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