Families Paying ‘Pollution Toll’

Families Paying ‘Pollution Toll’

Air pollution is costing Iran $8 billion annually with the toll on every family around $113, according to World Bank figures. Managing director of Tehran Vehicle Safety Inspection Headquarters Vali Azarvash said 3,700 people were suspected to have died of pollution-related illnesses in Tehran last year, ISNA reported. He added that regular vehicular inspection can bring down the pollution costs of each vehicle by up to $26 and can also be effective in reducing air pollution by 23%. 

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