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Summer 2020


COVID-19, air pollution, particulate matter, mortality rates


Growing research supports the significant effects of particulate matter on COVID-19. This air pollutant has been identified before as responsible for serious respiratory diseases. Studies on the differences in high and low polluted cities confirmed that COVID-19 not only correlates to the number of infections but also, increases of 1 ��g/m3 can cause a mortality rate to rise by 8% and the hospital admissions by 4.4%. However, laboratory studies are still needed to support these findings.


Environmental Public Health | Epidemiology | Virus Diseases


Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State

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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
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This work has been created with support from the Institute of International Education (IIE)/Fulbright - English for Graduate Students Program.

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