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COVID-19 pandemic and environmental pollution: A blessing in disguise?
Sci Total Environ. 2020 Aug 01; 728:138820.ST

Abstract

In late 2019, a novel infectious disease with human to human transmission (COVID-19) was identified in Wuhan China, which now has turned into a global pandemic. Countries all over the world have implemented some sort of lockdown to slow down its infection and mitigate it. Lockdown due to COVID-19 has drastic effects on social and economic fronts. However, this lockdown also has some positive effect on natural environment. Recent data released by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and ESA (European Space Agency) indicates that pollution in some of the epicenters of COVID-19 such as Wuhan, Italy, Spain and USA etc. has reduced up to 30%. This study compiled the environmental data released by NASA and ESA before and after the coronavirus pandemic and discusses its impact on environmental quality.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Management, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, China. Electronic address: Sulaman_muhammad@yahoo.com.School of Management, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, China. Electronic address: longxingle@163.com.School of Management, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32334164

Citation

Muhammad, Sulaman, et al. "COVID-19 Pandemic and Environmental Pollution: a Blessing in Disguise?" The Science of the Total Environment, vol. 728, 2020, p. 138820.
Muhammad S, Long X, Salman M. COVID-19 pandemic and environmental pollution: A blessing in disguise? Sci Total Environ. 2020;728:138820.
Muhammad, S., Long, X., & Salman, M. (2020). COVID-19 pandemic and environmental pollution: A blessing in disguise? The Science of the Total Environment, 728, 138820. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138820
Muhammad S, Long X, Salman M. COVID-19 Pandemic and Environmental Pollution: a Blessing in Disguise. Sci Total Environ. 2020 Aug 1;728:138820. PubMed PMID: 32334164.
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TY - JOUR T1 - COVID-19 pandemic and environmental pollution: A blessing in disguise? AU - Muhammad,Sulaman, AU - Long,Xingle, AU - Salman,Muhammad, Y1 - 2020/04/20/ PY - 2020/04/13/received PY - 2020/04/16/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 pollution KW - NO(2) emissions SP - 138820 EP - 138820 JF - The Science of the total environment JO - Sci Total Environ VL - 728 N2 - In late 2019, a novel infectious disease with human to human transmission (COVID-19) was identified in Wuhan China, which now has turned into a global pandemic. Countries all over the world have implemented some sort of lockdown to slow down its infection and mitigate it. Lockdown due to COVID-19 has drastic effects on social and economic fronts. However, this lockdown also has some positive effect on natural environment. Recent data released by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and ESA (European Space Agency) indicates that pollution in some of the epicenters of COVID-19 such as Wuhan, Italy, Spain and USA etc. has reduced up to 30%. This study compiled the environmental data released by NASA and ESA before and after the coronavirus pandemic and discusses its impact on environmental quality. SN - 1879-1026 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32334164/COVID_19_pandemic_and_environmental_pollution:_A_blessing_in_disguise L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0048-9697(20)32337-8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -