Air Pollution Is Making COVID-19 Worse

Air Pollution Is Making COVID-19 Worse

Two recent studies from Harvard and ProPublica found that COVID-19 can be more severe—and even deadlier—in areas with high levels of air pollution.

The research was based on hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and coronavirus deaths in more than 3,000 U.S. counties.

The peer-reviewed study from ProPublica found that air pollution could help explain the disproportionate number of COVID-19 deaths in places like Georgia and Louisiana, which had counties ranked near the top.

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