Environment

Coronavirus: air pollution enables contagion

In my previous post, I already had a hunch correlating air pollution to the quantity of coronavirus infected people in a zone. A position paper from ‘The Italian Society of Environmental Medicine’ (SIMA) just confirmed what I feared. Particulate pollution can speed up the spreading of Coronavirus.The particles (PM10 and PM2.5) are known as carriers because they haul chemicals but also viruses. Consequently, they can progress for a longer distance. Furthermore, the composition of the particle, a mix between solid and liquid, protect the virus and enable its action. To back up this affirmation, the study quotes papers about the …

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