A new study suggests 15 per cent of global deaths from Covid-19 could be linked to long-term exposure to carbon emissions and other pollutants. Photo: AFP A new study suggests 15 per cent of global deaths from Covid-19 could be linked to long-term exposure to carbon emissions and other pollutants. Photo: AFP
A new study suggests 15 per cent of global deaths from Covid-19 could be linked to long-term exposure to carbon emissions and other pollutants. Photo: AFP

Air pollution may factor in Covid-19 deaths, with East Asia worst hit: study

  • Researchers say 15 per cent of global fatalities from the respiratory disease could be linked to long-term exposure to pollutants
  • This doesn’t mean there is a direct cause and effect relationship but it could be a ‘co-factor’, they say

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A new study suggests 15 per cent of global deaths from Covid-19 could be linked to long-term exposure to carbon emissions and other pollutants. Photo: AFP A new study suggests 15 per cent of global deaths from Covid-19 could be linked to long-term exposure to carbon emissions and other pollutants. Photo: AFP
A new study suggests 15 per cent of global deaths from Covid-19 could be linked to long-term exposure to carbon emissions and other pollutants. Photo: AFP
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