Air Pollution: Necessary Evil for the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Recent studies and news have reported a link between coronavirus (COVID-19) health impacts and air pollution. Air pollution, according to the World Health Organisation, accounts for an estimated 4.2 million premature deaths globally. Air Pollutants with high health impacts include particulate matter (PM): PM10 and PM2.5, ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and sulphur dioxide (SO2). High air pollution levels can cause immediate health problems such as intensified cardiovascular and respiratory illness, increased exertion to the heart and lungs to supply the…

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