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Indirect impact of COVID-19 on environment: A brief study in Indian context.
Environ Res. 2020 Sep; 188:109807.ER

Abstract

Worldwide spread of COVID-19 in a quite short time has brought a dramatic decrease in industrial activities, road traffic and tourism. Restricted human interaction with nature during this crisis time has appeared as a blessing for nature and environment. Reports from all over the world are indicating that after the outbreak of COVID-19, environmental conditions including air quality and water quality in rivers are improving and wildlife is blooming. India has always been a hub of pollution with huge population, heavy traffics and polluting industries leading to high air quality index (AQI) values in all major cities. But after declaration of lockdown due to COVID-19, quality of air has started to improve and all other environmental parameters such as water quality in rivers have started giving a positive sign towards restoring. This paper provides evidence-based insight into improvement of air quality and environment during pre and post lockdown of this pandemic situation. An attempt has been made to visualize the improvement in the air quality using tools like satellite images of Indian atmosphere, results of onsite real-time monitoring at specific locations (Ghaziabad-highest polluting city of India) and Air quality index (AQI) calculated by central pollution control board of India.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Environmental Science & Technology, Shroff S.R. Rotary Institute of Chemical Technology, Ankleshwar, Gujarat, 393135, India. Electronic address: snehal.lokhandwala@srict.in.Department of Environmental Science & Technology, Shroff S.R. Rotary Institute of Chemical Technology, Ankleshwar, Gujarat, 393135, India.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32574854

Citation

Lokhandwala, Snehal, and Pratibha Gautam. "Indirect Impact of COVID-19 On Environment: a Brief Study in Indian Context." Environmental Research, vol. 188, 2020, p. 109807.
Lokhandwala S, Gautam P. Indirect impact of COVID-19 on environment: A brief study in Indian context. Environ Res. 2020;188:109807.
Lokhandwala, S., & Gautam, P. (2020). Indirect impact of COVID-19 on environment: A brief study in Indian context. Environmental Research, 188, 109807. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2020.109807
Lokhandwala S, Gautam P. Indirect Impact of COVID-19 On Environment: a Brief Study in Indian Context. Environ Res. 2020;188:109807. PubMed PMID: 32574854.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Indirect impact of COVID-19 on environment: A brief study in Indian context. AU - Lokhandwala,Snehal, AU - Gautam,Pratibha, Y1 - 2020/06/18/ PY - 2020/04/20/received PY - 2020/06/06/revised PY - 2020/06/06/accepted PY - 2020/6/24/pubmed PY - 2020/9/4/medline PY - 2020/6/24/entrez KW - Air quality index KW - Central pollution control board KW - Covid 19 KW - Lockdown KW - Pandemic situation SP - 109807 EP - 109807 JF - Environmental research JO - Environ Res VL - 188 N2 - Worldwide spread of COVID-19 in a quite short time has brought a dramatic decrease in industrial activities, road traffic and tourism. Restricted human interaction with nature during this crisis time has appeared as a blessing for nature and environment. Reports from all over the world are indicating that after the outbreak of COVID-19, environmental conditions including air quality and water quality in rivers are improving and wildlife is blooming. India has always been a hub of pollution with huge population, heavy traffics and polluting industries leading to high air quality index (AQI) values in all major cities. But after declaration of lockdown due to COVID-19, quality of air has started to improve and all other environmental parameters such as water quality in rivers have started giving a positive sign towards restoring. This paper provides evidence-based insight into improvement of air quality and environment during pre and post lockdown of this pandemic situation. An attempt has been made to visualize the improvement in the air quality using tools like satellite images of Indian atmosphere, results of onsite real-time monitoring at specific locations (Ghaziabad-highest polluting city of India) and Air quality index (AQI) calculated by central pollution control board of India. SN - 1096-0953 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32574854/Indirect_impact_of_COVID_19_on_environment:_A_brief_study_in_Indian_context_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -