Where you live can make you more susceptible to severe COVID-19 infections, the study found

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“A transition to renewable energy, clean transportation, and sustainable agriculture is urgently needed to improve air quality,” she adds.

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  • According to Koch, “Exposure to ambient air pollution can contribute to a range of other conditions, including heart attacks, strokes, asthma, and lung cancer, and will continue to harm health long after the COVID-19 pandemic ends.”

  • The study is therefore a great reminder to how air pollution can harm the body as well as our environment.