A new factor exacerbating cases of infection with the Corona virus… What is it?

Washington (news now) – 12/02/2022. 15:03

Air pollution contributes to infection with the Corona virus

  • More than 7 million premature deaths occur annually as a result of exposure to air pollution
  • Heart disease and strokes

  • More than 5.78 million people worldwide since the end of December 2019

Global expert Dr. Maria Neira, Director of the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health at World Health OrganizationThe UN considers air pollution an emergency

and major public health issues, because more than 7 million premature deaths occur annually as a result of exposure to air pollution around the world, and the outbreak has exacerbated Corona Virus command.

Dr. Naira added in episode 66 of the “Science in Five” program, presented by Vismita Gupta Smith, and broadcast by the World Health Organization on its official website.

Through her accounts on the communication sites, there is a consensus that air pollution causes a major public health problem, explaining that nine out of 10 people around the world,

Especially those who live in cities, breathe air that does not meet what the World Health Organization considers good standards under breathable air quality guidelines.

Heart disease and strokes

Dr. Neira explained that for many years it was believed that most illnesses associated with exposure to air pollution were restricted to the respiratory system only. This is

The belief is largely correct, as exposure to air pollution leads to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer and pneumonia.

Reduce pollution

Dr Neira said it is clear that the best way to reduce air pollution is to stop burning fossil fuels, as they contribute to climate change and generate this.

The high level of pollutants that eventually settle in the lungs of humans. So changing that policy about which energy source is being used would be more

Effective steps.

The COVID-19 pandemic has officially claimed more than 5.78 million lives worldwide since the end of December 2019, while the number of confirmed infections has reached 404 million.

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