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dc.creatorBao, Rui
dc.creatorZhang, Acheng
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-03T19:17:51Z
dc.date.available2020-08-03T19:17:51Z
dc.date.created2020
dc.identifier.issn0048-9697spa
dc.identifier.otherhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139052spa
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12010/11556
dc.description.abstractResponding to the ongoing novel coronavirus (agent of COVID-19) outbreak, China implemented “the largest quarantine in human history” in Wuhan on 23 January 2020. Similar quarantine measures were imposed on other Chinese cities within days. Human mobility and relevant production and consumption activities have since decreased significantly. As a likely side effect of this decrease, many regions have recorded significant reductions in air pollution. We employed daily air pollution data and Intracity Migration Index (IMI) data form Baidu between 1 January and 21 March 2020 for 44 cities in northern China to examine whether, how, and to what extent travel restrictions affected air quality. On the basis of this quantitative analysis, we reached the following conclusions: (1) The reduction of air pollution was strongly associated with travel restrictions during this pandemic—on average, the air quality index (AQI) decreased by 7.80%, and five air pollutants (i.e., SO2, PM2.5, PM10, NO2, and CO) decreased by 6.76%, 5.93%, 13.66%, 24.67%, and 4.58%, respectively. (2) Mechanism analysis illustrated that the lockdowns of 44 cities reduced human movements by 69.85%, and a reduction in the AQI, PM2.5, and CO was partially mediated by human mobility, and SO2, PM10, and NO2 were completely mediated. (3) Our findings highlight the importance of understanding the role of green production and consumption.spa
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dc.publisherScience of the Total Environmenteng
dc.sourcereponame:Expeditio Repositorio Institucional UJTLspa
dc.sourceinstname:Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozanospa
dc.subjectTravel restrictionspa
dc.subjectAir pollutionspa
dc.subjectHuman mobilityspa
dc.subjectDynamic panelspa
dc.subjectCOVID-19spa
dc.titleDoes lockdown reduce air pollution? Evidence from 44 cities in northern Chinaspa
dc.type.localArtículospa
dc.subject.lembSíndrome respiratorio agudo gravespa
dc.subject.lembCOVID-19spa
dc.subject.lembSARS-CoV-2spa
dc.subject.lembCoronavirusspa
dc.rights.accessrightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessspa
dc.type.hasversioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersionspa
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139052spa


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