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dc.creatorCopat, Chiara
dc.creatorCristaldi, Antonio
dc.creatorFiore, Maria
dc.creatorGrasso, Alfina
dc.creatorZuccarello, Pietro
dc.creatorSanto Signorelli, Salvatore
dc.creatorOliveri Conti, Gea
dc.creatorFerrante, Margherita
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-26T15:10:29Z
dc.date.available2020-08-26T15:10:29Z
dc.date.created2020
dc.identifier.issn0013-9351spa
dc.identifier.otherhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2020.110129spa
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12010/12304
dc.description.abstractA new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has determined a pneumonia outbreak in China (Wuhan, Hubei Province) in December 2019, called COVID-19 disease. In addition to the person-to person transmission dynamic of the novel respiratory virus, it has been recently studied the role of environmental factors in accelerate SARS-CoV-2 spread and its lethality. The time being, air pollution has been identified as the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the world. It affects body's immunity, making people more vulnerable to pathogens. The hypothesis that air pollution, resulting from a combination of factors such as meteorological data, level of industrialization as well as regional topography, can acts both as a carrier of the infection and as a worsening factor of the health impact of COVID-19 disease, has been raised recently. With this review, we want to provide an update state of art relating the role of air pollution, in particular PM2.5, PM10 and NO2, in COVID-19 spread and lethality. The Authors, who first investigated this association, often used different research methods or not all include confounding factors whenever possible. In addition, to date incidence data are underestimated in all countries and to a lesser extent also mortality data. For this reason, the cases included in the reviewed studies cannot be considered conclusive. Although it determines important limitations for direct comparison of results, and more studies are needed to strengthen scientific evidences and support firm conclusions, major findings are consistent, highlighting the important contribution of PM2.5 and NO2 as triggering of the COVID-19 spread and lethality, and with a less extent also PM10, although the potential effect of airborne virus exposure it has not been still demonstrated.spa
dc.format.extent31 páginasspa
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfspa
dc.language.isoengspa
dc.publisherEnvironmental Researchspa
dc.sourcereponame:Expeditio Repositorio Institucional UJTLspa
dc.sourceinstname:Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozanospa
dc.subject(PM and NO2)spa
dc.subjectCOVID-19spa
dc.subjectSpread and lethalityspa
dc.titleThe role of air pollution (PM and NO2) in COVID-19 spread and lethality: a systematic reviewspa
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/embargoedAccessspa
dc.type.hasversioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersionspa
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dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2020.110129spa
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