Mini Review on the Association and Impact of Air Quality on COVID-19 Lethality

Authors

  • I. Oghenovo and E.G. Olumayede Department of Chemistry, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria

Keywords:

Air Quality, Air pollutants, COVID-19 mortality, Respiratory viral infection

Abstract

Air quality is an important factor that any government needs to manage and control because of the deteriorating effect on both human health and the ecosystem. Since the emergence of the novel virus in December, 2019, the relationship between COVID-19 lethality and air quality has generated quantum of debates. This work is aimed at reviewing literatures presently known about the impact of air quality on COVID-19 lethality and provides evidence to support that significant link exist between air pollutants and the disease lethality. Scientific literatures regarding the relationship between air pollution and COVID-19 revealed that, strong association exists between some air pollutants and COVID-19 lethal rates in cities to date, and by obvious reasons.

Author Biography

I. Oghenovo and E.G. Olumayede, Department of Chemistry, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria

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Published

05/12/2024