Study Warns Long-term Exposure To Air Pollution May Increase Hugher Risk Of Covid-19

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In the last one week, air pollution in the capital Delhi and its surrounding areas has increased the problems of the people to a great extent. On the other hand, the cases of corona infection have also been fluctuating for the last one month. Meanwhile, health experts have advised people to take special precautions regarding the danger of corona due to increasing air pollution. According to a recent study conducted in Spain, with the increase of corona infection due to prolonged exposure to air pollution, the risk of getting its severe form in already infected people has increased.

In the study published in the journal Environmental Health, scientists have described the effect of environmental factors on infectious diseases. Researchers say that the increase of air-pollution in this era of corona can cause serious problems. On the other hand, if measures are taken to reduce air pollution in time, then the risk of corona as well as other serious health problems can also be reduced. Let us know about this in detail in the next slides.

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Increased risk of airborne infection

According to researchers, the risk of airborne infection of the corona virus has increased due to air pollution. Airborne infection can make more people vulnerable to the virus in any given place. Researchers say that in previous studies, it was seen that places where there was a high exposure to air pollution had a higher incidence of Kovid-19 cases and deaths. Air pollution can provide a medium for the corona virus to be present in the air for a long time.

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What did the study find?

For this study, the researchers measured the range of specific antibodies against the virus in a group of adults. Based on the study of all its aspects, scientists found that most of the corona infected had more exposure to nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and PM 2.5 than other people. Scientists say that in places where pollution is high, the risk of increasing serious cases of corona and death may also increase.

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Air pollution can be dangerous in many cases

Researchers say that increasing air pollution can promote not only corona but also cardiovascular, respiratory or other chronic conditions. We often emphasize outdoor pollution when it comes to the dangers of air pollution, but always bear in mind that indoor pollution can damage the body more seriously.

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Indoor pollution may be more dangerous

Dr Shuchin Bajaj, Founder and Founder, Ujala Cygnus Group of Hospitals explains

Combining cooking and tobacco smoke, a single figure would show that both these types of smoke account for a large proportion of indoor air pollution. Such pollution can have serious long-term damages.

Dr Akshay Budhraja, Pulmonologist at Aakash Healthcare, Dwarka says

Bad indoor air can cause serious damage to our health. In the absence of good ventilation in the rooms, the air inside gets spoiled. It is considered very harmful for health. Do not polish furniture in the house, keep shoes outside, keep your house and surroundings clean and wash bed covers, quilts, curtains at regular intervals. These remedies can be beneficial for you.

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sources and references

Ambient Air Pollution in Relation to SARS-CoV-2 Infection, Antibody Response, and COVID-19 Disease: A Cohort Study in Catalonia, Spain

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