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Is Environmental Pollution Associated with an Increased Number of COVID-19 Cases in Europe?

Department of Financial Economics and Accounting, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Murcia, 30100 Murcia, Spain
Academic Editor: Jianyong Wu
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(2), 703; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19020703
Received: 7 December 2021 / Revised: 30 December 2021 / Accepted: 7 January 2022 / Published: 8 January 2022
(This article belongs to the Collection Outbreak of a Novel Coronavirus: A Global Health Threat)
COVID-19 has caused an unprecedented crisis, resulting in a global pandemic with millions infected and dying. Given the importance given to sustainability and the reduction in pollutant gases in recent years, the main objective of this study was to determine whether pollutant emissions are associated with an increased number of COVID-19 cases in Europe. Other demographic variables that may have an impact on the number of coronavirus cases, such as population density, average age or the level of restrictive policies implemented by governments, are also included. It has been shown that the emission of carbon monoxide pollutant gases and pollutant emissions from transport positively affect the incidence of COVID-19, so that the sustainable policy implemented in recent years in Europe should be reinforced, and tougher sanctions and measures should be imposed when pollution thresholds are exceeded. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; pollutant gases; carbon monoxide; pollutant emissions from transport; sustainability; Europe COVID-19; pollutant gases; carbon monoxide; pollutant emissions from transport; sustainability; Europe
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