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Air pollution ‘likely’ to worsen Covid symptoms – COMEAP

Air Quality

Andrew Forster
13 July 2020
 

People exposed to poor air quality may be more susceptible to severe symptoms of Covid-19 but the linkage has not been demonstrated, health experts have told the Government.

The Government asked the Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG) to report on how Covid-19 has affected air pollution and if there is evidence that the severity of Covid-19 symptoms is related to air pollution exposure. The AQEG referred the latter question to the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP).

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