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Environmental Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Experience of Bogotá, 2020

Version 1 : Received: 24 March 2022 / Approved: 28 March 2022 / Online: 28 March 2022 (09:30:56 CEST)

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Malagón-Rojas, J.; Mendez-Molano, D.; Almentero, J.; Toloza-Pérez, Y.G.; Parra-Barrera, E.L.; Gómez-Rendón, C.P. Environmental Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Experience of Bogotá, 2020. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 6350. Malagón-Rojas, J.; Mendez-Molano, D.; Almentero, J.; Toloza-Pérez, Y.G.; Parra-Barrera, E.L.; Gómez-Rendón, C.P. Environmental Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Experience of Bogotá, 2020. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 6350.

Journal reference: Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 6350
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph19106350

Abstract

During the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, several environmental factors have influenced the activities and the protection policy measures. This has had a major effect on climate change and global environmental catastrophe. In many countries, the strategy of closing various activities such as tourism, industrial production, stopped normal life, transportation, among others. This closure has a positive impact on the environment. However, the massive use of masks and personal protection could significantly increase pollution worldwide. The impact on the environment needs to be calculated to have information for public health actions. In this study, we present a first overview of the potential impacts of COVID-19 on some environmental matrices in Bogota, Colombia.

Keywords

COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; global environment; solid waste; air quality; transport

Subject

MEDICINE & PHARMACOLOGY, Other

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