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Air pollution in Tehran intensifies

TEHRAN, Iran, December 21,1999 (IRNA) -- Air pollution in Tehran intensified this morning compared to Monday morning, the weather bureau said in a report issued here.

According to the bureau, the main air pollutants in Tehran are carbon monoxide and suspended particles, and local haze was effective in lowering of the scope of sight, witnessed in the capital city earlier this morning.

A committee has been established in Tehran's governate-general and based on forecasts provided by weather experts it will announce different levels of air pollution, that is "alarming, emergency and crisis", the report added.