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Indirect effects of COVID-19 on the environment.
Sci Total Environ. 2020 Aug 01; 728:138813.ST

Abstract

This research aims to show the positive and negative indirect effects of COVID-19 on the environment, particularly in the most affected countries such as China, USA, Italy, and Spain. Our research shows that there is a significant association between contingency measures and improvement in air quality, clean beaches and environmental noise reduction. On the other hand, there are also negative secondary aspects such as the reduction in recycling and the increase in waste, further endangering the contamination of physical spaces (water and land), in addition to air. Global economic activity is expected to return in the coming months in most countries (even if slowly), so decreasing GHG concentrations during a short period is not a sustainable way to clean up our environment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Universidad Espíritu Santo, Ecuador. Electronic address: manuelzambranom@uees.edu.ec.Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, ESPOL, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanísticas, Campus Gustavo Galindo Km 30.5 Vía Perimetral, P.O. Box 09-01-5863, Guayaquil, Ecuador.Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Iztapalapa, Mexico.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32334159

Citation

Zambrano-Monserrate, Manuel A., et al. "Indirect Effects of COVID-19 On the Environment." The Science of the Total Environment, vol. 728, 2020, p. 138813.
Zambrano-Monserrate MA, Ruano MA, Sanchez-Alcalde L. Indirect effects of COVID-19 on the environment. Sci Total Environ. 2020;728:138813.
Zambrano-Monserrate, M. A., Ruano, M. A., & Sanchez-Alcalde, L. (2020). Indirect effects of COVID-19 on the environment. The Science of the Total Environment, 728, 138813. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138813
Zambrano-Monserrate MA, Ruano MA, Sanchez-Alcalde L. Indirect Effects of COVID-19 On the Environment. Sci Total Environ. 2020 Aug 1;728:138813. PubMed PMID: 32334159.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Indirect effects of COVID-19 on the environment. AU - Zambrano-Monserrate,Manuel A, AU - Ruano,María Alejandra, AU - Sanchez-Alcalde,Luis, Y1 - 2020/04/20/ PY - 2020/04/08/received PY - 2020/04/17/revised PY - 2020/04/17/accepted PY - 2020/4/26/pubmed PY - 2020/6/25/medline PY - 2020/4/26/entrez KW - COVID-19 KW - Environmental impact KW - GHGs KW - Pandemic KW - SARS-CoV2 KW - Social distancing policies SP - 138813 EP - 138813 JF - The Science of the total environment JO - Sci Total Environ VL - 728 N2 - This research aims to show the positive and negative indirect effects of COVID-19 on the environment, particularly in the most affected countries such as China, USA, Italy, and Spain. Our research shows that there is a significant association between contingency measures and improvement in air quality, clean beaches and environmental noise reduction. On the other hand, there are also negative secondary aspects such as the reduction in recycling and the increase in waste, further endangering the contamination of physical spaces (water and land), in addition to air. Global economic activity is expected to return in the coming months in most countries (even if slowly), so decreasing GHG concentrations during a short period is not a sustainable way to clean up our environment. SN - 1879-1026 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32334159/Indirect_effects_of_COVID_19_on_the_environment_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0048-9697(20)32330-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -