Air Pollution Halts Hazfi Cup Match in Tehran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The severity of air pollution and dense smog cover in Tehran, capital of Iran, led to the cancellation of a football match between Esteghlal and Iranjavan Bushehr in Iran’s Hazfi Cup.
The match was originally scheduled for Monday in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium.
Severe air pollution earlier this week had already led authorities to close schools for two days in and around the capital, where an estimated 14 million people live.
Airborne concentration of fine particles (PM2.5) hit 185 micrograms per cubic meter in the south of Tehran and 174 in its center on Sunday morning, local authorities said.
That is far above the World Health Organization recommended maximum of 25 micrograms per m3 over a 24-hour period.