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Environmental Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Experience of Bogotá, 2020

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Instituto Nacional de Salud, Bogotá 111321, Colombia
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Doctorado en Salud Pública, El Bosque University, Bogotá 110121, Colombia
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Academic Editors: Sachiko Kodera and Essam A. Rashed
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(10), 6350; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19106350
Received: 24 March 2022 / Revised: 2 May 2022 / Accepted: 4 May 2022 / Published: 23 May 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue COVID-19 and Environment: Impacts of a Global Pandemic)
During the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, several environmental factors have influenced activities and protection policy measures in cities. This has had a major effect on climate change and global environmental catastrophe. In many countries, the strategy of closing various activities such as tourism and industrial production stopped normal life, transportation, etc. This closure has a positive impact on the environment. However, the massive use of masks and personal protection could significantly increase pollution worldwide. The impact on the environment needs to be calculated to have information for public health actions. In this study, we present a first overview of the potential impacts of COVID-19 on some environmental matrices in Bogotá, Colombia. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; global environment; solid waste; air quality; transport COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; global environment; solid waste; air quality; transport
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Malagón-Rojas, J.; Mendez-Molano, D.; Almentero, J.; Toloza-Pérez, Y.G.; Parra-Barrera, E.L.; Gómez-Rendón, C.P. Environmental Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Experience of Bogotá, 2020. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 6350. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19106350

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Malagón-Rojas J, Mendez-Molano D, Almentero J, Toloza-Pérez YG, Parra-Barrera EL, Gómez-Rendón CP. Environmental Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Experience of Bogotá, 2020. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(10):6350. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19106350

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Malagón-Rojas, Jeadran, Daniela Mendez-Molano, Julia Almentero, Yesith G. Toloza-Pérez, Eliana L. Parra-Barrera, and Claudia P. Gómez-Rendón. 2022. "Environmental Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Experience of Bogotá, 2020" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, no. 10: 6350. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19106350

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