|Title:||Taking a stand against air pollution - The impact on cardiovascular disease a joint opinion from the world heart federation, American college of cardiology, American Heart Association, and the european society of cardiology||Authors:||Brauer, Michael
Harrington, Robert A.
Nuñez, Maria Consuelo Escamilla
Vaartjes, Ilonca C.H.
|Keywords:||Air pollution | Cardiovascular disease | Climate | Cvd | Environmental health impacts||Issue Date:||1-Jan-2021||Journal Volume:||16||Journal Issue:||1||Source:||Global Heart||Abstract:||
Although the attention of the world and the global health community specifically is deservedly focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, other determinants of health continue to have large impacts and may also interact with COVID-19. Air pollution is one crucial example. Established evidence from other respiratory viruses and emerging evidence for COVID-19 specifically indicates that air pollution alters respiratory defense mechanisms leading to worsened infection severity. Air pollution also contributes to co-morbidities that are known to worsen outcomes amongst those infected with COVID-19, and air pollution may also enhance infection transmission due to its impact on more frequent coughing. Yet despite the massive disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are reasons for optimism: broad societal lockdowns have shown us a glimpse of what a future with strong air pollution measures could yield. Thus, the urgency to combat air pollution is not diminished, but instead heightened in the context of the pandemic.
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