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7 julio, 2021

Reduced traffic during lockdown did not improve air quality in urban areas as much as expected

By | Biomedicine and Health, COVID-19 | One Comment

Two studies led by María Morales Suárez Varela, group leader of the CIBERESP at the University of Valencia and professor of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the academic institution, have evaluated the impact of mobility restrictions on air quality and polluting emissions, in Valencia and in three Italian cities. “The lockdown measures improved air quality in urban areas, but not as much as expected given the alleged contribution of traffic to ambient air pollution”, explains the researcher. Read More