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Published: Thursday, November 18, 2021, 15:10 [IST]

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Madrid, 18 November According to a study in Spain, prolonged exposure to air pollution increases the risk of corona infection in people infected with the corona virus. The research, published Wednesday in the Journal of Environmental Health Perspectives, highlights the health benefits of reducing air pollution and sheds light on the effects of environmental factors on infectious diseases. The researchers said that previous studies had shown that areas with high pre-epidemic levels of air pollution had a higher incidence of Kovid-19 and deaths. However, it is not yet clear whether these incidents have anything to do with air pollution.

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Air pollution can increase the risk of disease
According to researchers, air pollution can increase the transmission of the virus through the air and increase a person’s susceptibility to disease. The researchers said that the problem was that previous studies were based on the cases that were investigated, but did not include symptomatic and unknown cases.

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Research on people exposed to high air pollution
The researchers measured a range of virus-specific antibodies in a group of adults living in Catalonia that had been exposed to long-term air pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide, PM2.5, black carbon and ozone. Catherine Tunn, a researcher involved in the study at the Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal) in Spain, said it was the first study of its kind to link the corona epidemic to increasing air pollution.

Severe cases of corona have been found in people exposed to high air pollution
The study included 9,605 people, including 481 (5 percent) confirmed corona cases. The study found a link between NO2 and PM2.5 and high-risk participants with the disease. Severe cases of corona have been found in people who have been in contact with air pollution for a long time. “Our study provides the strongest evidence globally on the link between ambient air pollution and the corona,” said Kogevinas, another researcher involved in the study.

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Why is the rise in air pollution so dangerous in the midst of the Corona epidemic? The research has revealed

First Story Published: Thursday, November 18, 2021, 15:10 [IST]

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