With air pollution getting worse, one way people avoid exposure is by having food delivered to their home or office. However, this has resulted in an increase in plastic pollution from single-use containers and plastic bags.
Air pollution has been linked to several heart diseases and respiratory conditions. Researchers conduct the first nationwide study in the United States linking fine particulate matter to neurological diseases.
It is assumed that air quality improved globally after lockdown significantly reduced human activity, namely emissions from motor vehicles. However, U.K. researchers explain how less nitrogen levels in the atmosphere does not necessarily equate to cleaner air.
Air pollution has been cleared in California due to the coronavirus causing people to stay at home. Researchers from UCLA say that if the state takes measures on improving the air quality, about 14,000 lives would be saved yearly. Click the link above to learn more.