Researchers in a new study have concluded that air pollution Even in small amounts can cause the possibility of coronavirus Increase. This study shows the extent to which the effects of air pollution can exacerbate the epidemic and reduce human health.
Based on research published in the journal JAMA Network Open Reportedly, exposure to vehicle traffic pollution can increase the likelihood of young people getting a positive corona test. This study is based on a positive test 425 people Written in the period from May 2020 to March 2021.
In this study, researchers looked at dealing with four types of pollution: nitrogen oxides، Carbon blackSuspended particles smaller than 10 microns And particles smaller than 2.5 microns. The study looked at more than 4,000 Stockholm citizens born between 1994 and 1996.
Researchers say exposure to particles smaller than 10 and 2.5 microns, two days before the corona test, showed that people were more likely to test positive. In addition, those who had been exposed to carbon black the day before the test were more likely to have a positive corona test. However, no association was found between nitrous oxide contamination and the risk of Covid-19.
Air pollution has a negative impact on public health
In addition, increasing this risk is related to gender, smoking, overweight or asthma. did not have. Therefore, it can be concluded that air pollution in general can increase the risk of coronavirus.
Eric Mellen, a professor of pediatrics at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and co-author of the article, says the slight increase in the risk of coronary heart disease may not be significant, but it could have significant effects on the infection. Public health To inform.
However, the researchers noted that the results of their study may have been influenced by other behaviors of the people in the study.