Study Says Exposure to Air Pollution Increases the Coronavirus DeathsOctober 28, 2020 15:30
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Study Says Exposure to Air Pollution Increases the Coronavirus Deaths:- An exposure to air pollution is linked to an increased risk of death due to coronavirus said a study. The study estimated the proportion of deaths from the coronavirus and they can be attributed to exacerbating effects. The study is published in the Cardiovascular Research and it says that an estimated percentage of 15 deaths worldwide are occuring due to the long-term exposure to air pollution. The proportion was 19 percent in Europe and it is 17 percent in North America and it is 27 percent in East Asia. These deaths can be avoided if the population is not exposed to pollution.
The study also added that the attributable fraction will not imply a direct cause-effect relationship between coronavirus mortality and air pollution. This could lead to fatal health outcomes of the virus infection. The study team included Professor Jos Lelieveld, of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany, and the Cyprus Institute Nicosia, Cyprus, Professor Thomas Munzel, from the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, and the German Center for Cardiovascular Research, Mainz, and Dr Andrea Pozzer, from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry.
They used the epidemiological data from the previous USA and Chiese studies of the air pollution. The results are taken based on the epidemiological data that is collected in the third week of June 2020.