Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), said that air pollution kills some 7 million people across the world annually.
He tweeted today, Thursday, that there is no basic material for lifelike air despite inhaling the polluted air leads to killing seven million persons every year, especially in developing countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
It is worth noting that a US study reveals that the polluted air leads to worsening symptoms of the infection with novel Coronavirus (known also by the WHO as COVID-19).
The authors of the study found that those patients who need to be admitted to the intensive care units or respiratory apparatuses live in districts with higher rates of polluted air, according to “inquirer” a US news website.
The researchers stress that whenever the pollution aid at the worst degrees, there is a persistent need for admitting the infected people with COVID-19 to the intensive care units.
On the other hand, another study conducted in the United States of America (USA) unveils that deaths related to pollution of the air in the country declined by 30% between 2005 and 2018 years.
About 30 thousand people died of air pollution in various parts of the country.
A joint scientific team from the University of California and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), collected, sorted, and analyzed data of emission of gases that cause pollution over three years of 2005, 2011, and 2018.
They used computerized programs to uncover the effects of these emissions along with movements of wind and indications of the atmosphere during those years.
Then they applied the results of the study to indicators of local hygiene to verify the real numbers.
They traced emission sources of Ozone, particles, and Sulfur dioxide that came from generating electricity, the aviation industry, railways, vehicles, factories, and miscellaneous trade activities.