Key Messages

Public health concerns have grown tremendously during the past two years because of the pandemic. The outbreak has led to a significant loss of lives and has serious implications for public health.

Some global studies have revealed a strong connection between air pollution — especially PM2.5 and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) — COVID-19 infections, and mortality. According to these studies, air pollution exposure might increase COVD-19 transmission and its harmful effects on patients. Therefore, we need to adopt effective measures to control air pollution and clean the air.