Effect of Air Pollution on the Occurrences and Death of COVID-19

Keywords: COVID-19, Air Pollution, Particulate Matter (PM), Household Air Pollution (HAP)


Air contamination continues to be the leading environmental risk factor for all causes of death, leading to substantial years of lives and economic decline adapted to incapacity increased deaths in air pollution in past pandemics, in 1918, Spanish Flu and in 2003 with SARS-CoV-1. The host susceptibility and respiratory virulence are increased and viral clearance is decreased. Therefore, there is a question about the effect of air contamination on the current 2019 coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). History and research have until now been concerned with the huge potential consequences of the COVID-19 air pollution pandemic. In order to validate this correlation, more epidemiological and environmental research is necessary. Moreover, countries must leverage air emissions reduction funds to benefit their wellbeing and enhance their possible impact on future pandemics.


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Author Biographies

Debraj Mukhopadhyay

Dept. of Public Health, School of Allied Health Sciences, Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University (DPSRU), Govt. of  N.C.T Delhi, New Delhi – 110017

J. Swaminathan

Asst. Professor, School of Allied Health Sciences, Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University (DPSRU), Govt. of N.C.T Delhi, New Delhi – 110017

Soham Basu

Department of Forest Ecology, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Mendel University, Brno, Czech Republic

Sudarshan Ramaswamy

Consultant – Health Emergencies, World Health Organization (W.H.O), South East Asia Region (WHOSEARO)

Arun Kumar Sharma

Professor and H.O.D, Dept. of Community Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences (U.C.M.S) & Guru Teg Bahadur (G.T.B) Hospital, University of Delhi (D.U.)


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DOI: 10.26440/IHRJ/0412.03397
Published: 2021-03-12
How to Cite
Debraj Mukhopadhyay, J. Swaminathan, Soham Basu, Sudarshan Ramaswamy, Arun Kumar Sharma. Effect of Air Pollution on the Occurrences and Death of COVID-19. IHRJ [Internet]. 2021Mar.12 [cited 2021Apr.19];4(12):SC1-SC3. Available from: https://ihrjournal.com/ihrj/article/view/397