Study: Highway Pollution Exposure Could Be Linked to Higher COVID-19 Death Rates

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“A new nationwide study suggests that people living in neighborhoods with higher levels of fine particulate air pollution are more likely to die from COVID-19 infection than patients who live in areas with cleaner air.

The frightening data from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health is especially concerning in California, where the people living next to highways, major roads, and polluting industries–and thus subjected to higher levels of pollution–tend to be low-income communities of color.”

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