Frightening Picture In Iran: 42 Thousand People Died From Air Pollution In 2021
The health hazards of the air quality index in Iran have come to light with the announced data. According to the statements of Sümeyye Rafi, Chairman of the Iranian Parliament Environment Group, more than 41,700 people died in the country in 2021 due to air pollution.
Sümeyye Rafii, Head of the Environment Group of the Iranian Parliament, criticized the Ministry of Industry, Mining and Trade’s proposal to reduce the emission standard of vehicles to be imported to the country from Euro 6 to Euro 5 and made a statement regarding the damage caused by air pollution to Iran. country.
More than 41,700 people died
Reacting to the Ministry’s proposal being accepted by the Council of Ministers without going through official procedures, Rafii stated that this is against the Clean Air Law. Expressing that the cost of air pollution to the country is higher than expected, Rafii said, “According to the World Bank report, more than 41,700 people died in the country in 2021 due to particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns suspended in the air.” aforementioned.
THE NUMBER OF DAYS WITH DIRTY AIR INCREASED TWICE
Noting that the damage caused by air pollution to the country is between 7 and 11 billion dollars a year, Rafii said that its indirect costs have not been seen yet. He stated that since March 21, which is accepted as the beginning of the year in the country, the number of unhealthy days in terms of air quality index in the capital Tehran has doubled compared to the same period of the previous year. “The people of Kerec, Ahvaz and Erak spent just one day in the fresh air.”