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[Air pollution: a determinant for COVID-19?]
Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2020 05 28; 164NT

Abstract

Preliminary data from the Wuhan area in China, Northern Italy and specific areas in the United States suggest a correlation between the severity of the pandemic with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), COVID-19, and air pollution. Observations in the Netherlands are in line with these data. COVID-19 struck hard in the eastern part of the province of Brabant, where levels of fine particulate matter and ammonia are relatively high due to intensive livestock farming. Mechanisms by which air pollution might facilitate SARS-CoV-2 infection include a possible link between upregulation of the angiotensin converting enzyme receptor by air pollution and the host being prone to more severe COVID-19. Although the data are not yet peer-reviewed and the potential association does not necessarily imply causality, these data do stress the need for further investigation. If air pollution plays a role in the severity of the corona pandemic, more vigorous legislation concerning air quality is pivotal.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Franciscus Gasthuis & Vlietland, afd. Longziekten, Rotterdam. Contact: Johannes C.C.M. in 't Veen (h.intveen@franciscus.nl).Franciscus Gasthuis & Vlietland, afd. Longziekten, Rotterdam.Universiteit Maastricht, vakgroep Huisartsgeneeskunde, Maastricht.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

dut

PubMed ID

32749825

Citation

In 't Veen, Johannes C C M., et al. "[Air Pollution: a Determinant for COVID-19?]." Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde, vol. 164, 2020.
In 't Veen JCCM, Kappen JH, van Schayck OCP. [Air pollution: a determinant for COVID-19?]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2020;164.
In 't Veen, J. C. C. M., Kappen, J. H., & van Schayck, O. C. P. (2020). [Air pollution: a determinant for COVID-19?]. Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde, 164.
In 't Veen JCCM, Kappen JH, van Schayck OCP. [Air Pollution: a Determinant for COVID-19?]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2020 05 28;164 PubMed PMID: 32749825.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Air pollution: a determinant for COVID-19?] AU - In 't Veen,Johannes C C M, AU - Kappen,Jasper H, AU - van Schayck,Onno C P, Y1 - 2020/05/28/ PY - 2020/8/5/entrez PY - 2020/8/5/pubmed PY - 2020/8/18/medline JF - Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde JO - Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd VL - 164 N2 - Preliminary data from the Wuhan area in China, Northern Italy and specific areas in the United States suggest a correlation between the severity of the pandemic with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), COVID-19, and air pollution. Observations in the Netherlands are in line with these data. COVID-19 struck hard in the eastern part of the province of Brabant, where levels of fine particulate matter and ammonia are relatively high due to intensive livestock farming. Mechanisms by which air pollution might facilitate SARS-CoV-2 infection include a possible link between upregulation of the angiotensin converting enzyme receptor by air pollution and the host being prone to more severe COVID-19. Although the data are not yet peer-reviewed and the potential association does not necessarily imply causality, these data do stress the need for further investigation. If air pollution plays a role in the severity of the corona pandemic, more vigorous legislation concerning air quality is pivotal. SN - 1876-8784 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32749825/[Air_pollution:_a_determinant_for_COVID_19] L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/airpollution.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -