Air Quality and COVID-19

July 15, 2020 | 4:00PM EST

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Air Quality and COVID-19: Connections, Health Impacts, and Racial Disparities

July 15, 2020 | 4:00PM EST

Recent research suggests that individuals who have faced long-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) and underlying health conditions face higher rates of COVID-19 illness and mortality. Research has also shown that people of color, particularly African Americans, face greater than average risks from the health impacts of both air pollution and COVID-19. This webinar will present the findings from the public health, data science and local government perspectives, and will include a discussion of the research-public policy collaborations underway to understand these interconnected health risks, as well as efforts to mitigate them.

Air Quality and COVID‑19

Presented in partnership with the American Lung Association.

Center for Environmental Policy & American Lung Association