Coronavirus Clings to Solid Particles Causing Air Pollution

coronavirus clings to solid particles causing air pollution
coronavirus clings to solid particles causing air pollution

Scientists' research on the coronavirus pandemic, which affects the whole world, allows us to recognize the disease and take action. While Harvard University has revealed that air pollution triggers coronavirus deaths, the University of Bologna has revealed that the coronavirus can hold on to solid particles that cause air pollution so that it can hang in the air for a long time.

Chest Diseases Specialist Turgut Öztutgan effects of solid particles causing air pollution on human health, “Reducing diesel and coal consumption that causes PM2,5 and PM10 formation may prevent the development of cardiovascular and chronic lung disease related to exposure to air pollution, as well as COVID-19 'in the process of COVID-19'. "will reduce the risk of getting caught and severe disease," he said.

Located largest producer of alternative fuel technologies in the world at the forefront in the fight against air pollution brc'n's Turkey CEO Kadir Knitter, "Diesel, 10 times more solid particles into the atmosphere blows when compared with other fossil fuels. This is why a diesel ban is imposed in many European countries. In our country, we will see the mandatory emission test application within 3 months. ”

Scientific research on the coronavirus pandemic, which made the whole world alarmed by the World Health Organization's (WHO) announcement of the pandemic on March 12, continues without slowing down. Scientists investigating the ways of transmission of the disease and its effects on human health reveal data that enable us to recognize and fight the disease.

Finally, studies conducted at Harvard in the USA and Bologna universities in Italy revealed the effect of coronavirus on solid particles (PM) causing air pollution. While Harvard University's research indicated that PM pollution triggered coronavirus deaths, the study of the University of Bologna revealed that the coronavirus was suspended in the air for a long time and was able to travel through solid particles.

Dr. Chest Diseases Specialist who struggles with the coronavirus outbreak in our country. Turgut Öztutgan explained the relationship between the solid particles and the coronavirus with the words “The level of transmission of coronavirus and the severity of the disease is increasing in regions where the solid particles causing air pollution are dense”.


Saying that the scientific world is getting new information about coronavirus every day, Specialist Dr. Turgut Öztutgan said, “When those who are infected with COVID-19 and are seriously affected by this disease, diseases associated with exposure to air pollution such as cardiovascular system diseases, cancer diseases and chronic lung diseases pose an important risk factor. Finding this relationship, Harvard University researchers, Francesca Dominici and colleagues investigated the relationship between air pollution and COVID-98 in nearly 3 settlements in the U.S., representing 19% of the total population. Particles formed by combustion, such as organic compounds, particles of 2,5 microns and smaller are called PM 2.5. The fine particles, called PM 2.5, come from sources such as power plants, factories, motor vehicles and aircraft fuel residues, use of wood and coal in homes, forest fires. Francesca Dominici and colleagues found statistically significant that only 2.5 μg / m1 increase in PM 3 was associated with a 19% increase in COVID-15 mortality. Air pollution plays an undeniable role in coronavirus deaths. ”


Referring to the research at the University of Bologna, Chest Diseases Specialist Dr. “Likewise, a group of researchers from the University of Bologna in Italy identified a statistically significant relationship between coronavirus cases of exposure to air pollution in Northern Italy, which was significantly more affected by COVID-19. In the study conducted in Bologna, PM 10 based on 10 micron solid particles was taken as basis and a statistically significant correlation was found in the number of people diagnosed with COVID-10 starting from March 29 in regions exceeding the PM 10-day limit in the period between February 3 and February 19. With this result, they concluded that the hypothesis that the coronavirus can be carried on solid particles causing air pollution is supported. ”


Touching on the discomfort experienced by people exposed to solid particles, Dr. Öztutgan said, “As a precaution, reducing the consumption of wood fossil fuels (especially coal, diesel), which causes the formation of PM 2,5 (fine particles) and PM 10 (solid particles), may prevent the development of cardiovascular and chronic lung disease due to exposure to air pollution. "COVID-19 will reduce the risk of getting COVID-19 and severe disease in the pandemic process."


The world's largest alternative fuel producers struggling with air pollution brc'n Turkey's CEO Kadir Knitter, "the main source of solid particles of coal and coal re around where there is diesel fuel. The amount of solid particles produced by LPG is 35 times less than coal, 10 times less than diesel and 30 percent less than gasoline. For this reason, the member states of the European Union have created regions where diesel vehicles they call green zones are prohibited. The bans that started in Cologne, Germany moved to Italy and Spain last year. In our country, the emission of solid particles into the atmosphere will be kept under control with the mandatory emission test expected to start within 3 months ”.


In 5 years that draws entirely gold will ban diesel vehicles in European countries BRC Turkey CEO Kadir Knitter, "the European Union (EU) diesel bans began in the country to be implemented in all member states within 5 years. The possibility of importing these vehicles to countries where the diesel ban is not implemented poses a threat to the health of all of us. ”


Stating that the ban on diesel emissions test in Europe was compulsory in Turkey footprint of CEO of BRC Turkey Kadir Knitter, "which states the damage to human health and the environment Diesel fuel has been proven by the data can not be denied. We anticipated that the 'green zone' practices, which started in the EU countries, will be implemented in our big cities. The mandatory emission test introduced with the new Environmental Law can be interpreted as the first step of a possible diesel ban. ” Since 2019 the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization mandatory emission measurement on the agenda was adopted in the early days of 2020 and is expected to be implemented in all of Turkey within 3 months.


Greenpeace Turkey initiative aimed at raising awareness about the negative effects of air pollution on human health, The solid particles of PM 2.5 standard applied by the European Union is trying to implement in Turkey. The Ministry of Environment and Urbanization has a draft law on the subject.

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