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Iran smog 'kills 3,600 in month'

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posted on Jan, 9 2007 @ 06:32 PM
Air pollution is estimated to have killed nearly 10,000 people in Tehran over a one-year period, including 3,600 in a month, Iranian officials say.

(BBC)-Most of the deaths were caused by heart attacks and respiratory illnesses brought on by smog, they said.

The scale of the problem led one senior official to say living in the Iranian capital was like "collective suicide".

"It is a very serious and lethal crisis, a collective suicide," the director of Tehran's clean air committee, Mohammad Hadi Heydarzadeh, told an Iranian newspaper.

He said air quality had worsened and was linked to some 3,600 deaths in October. Many of the deaths were caused by heart attacks brought on by the air pollution.
New figures showed a sharp rise in pollution-related deaths in Iran, where 9,900 people died of pollution in the previous Iranian year (March 2005 to March 2006).

posted on Jan, 10 2007 @ 07:39 AM
The links were atrocious, they went to blank pages on the web, never the less is this based on the accumulation of poisoning of the atmosphere by hazardous emissions from low level and ill-managed factories, or is this still a residue from the Gulf War Syndrome phenomena?

I'd gather that the envoirenmental and toxicity factor's maybe poorly managed as this seems the 3rd world we are apt to talk about, although strictly speaking it seems bizzarre to stereotype the 3rd world as pooorly regulated, but they maybe.

The Gulf War has ripped and torn apart this area of the world, it seems the west has wholesaledly exploited this canon of the world purely for cash crops and fossil fuel's, shame in that. No sense of indigenous purpose for the local native's who inhabit this area of the oil producing world.

Of course, the West or most of it doesn't really care a hoot about it and the blatant spin-doctoring by the Reuter's and AP Network's is mish-mangled by major corporate re-framer's - they know how to reframe a small picture.

Maybe it seems a job for the UN and WHO but y'know we should give more local powers as in regionalism to vent forth these shameless foray's into the murks and depths of this horrible tirades into deep earth ecological filths.

Maybe it's a job for the Friend's of the Earth or Greenpeace as opposed to the generic one world order org's.

posted on Jan, 10 2007 @ 08:12 AM
BBC REport:

A clear (or rather not so clear I suppose
case of anthropogenic influence on regional climate.

Britain suffered from it in the 1950s - and thousands of Londoners died.


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