COVID-19 and Air Pollution

by Daniel Brouse
March 25, 2020
Email: help@membrane.com

COVID-19 and the US Population Under the age 50

Abstract: Many compromised respiratory and immune systems are a result of air pollution.
COVID-19 is having a larger impact on the population under the age of 50 in the United States due to underlying compromised respiratory and immune systems.

Hypothesis:
Large portions of the United States are susceptible to particulate and ozone pollution. In this study, the focus is on tropospheric ozone.
This is not to say that particulate pollution is not any less of a contributor. (In fact, areas local to this study have an unexpectedly high particulate problem, such as Morgantown.) Due to the scope of this study the focus is tropospheric ozone.

Tropospheric ozone is common along the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. Ozone is created when the ultraviolet light, temperature, and chemicals in the air create a chemical reaction. The result is millions of micro-explosions in the lungs. Hot summer days are optimal for ozone creation. Exposure to ozone results in permanent lung damage and chronic immune system disorder. Exercising in the out-of-doors amplifies the damage to the respiratory and immune systems. The larger the ozone intake, the more severe the damage.

Damage from ozone exposure is irreversible. The damage is chronic and cumulative.

Minimize your exposure to ozone by checking the conditions in your location with AirNow / Ozone Action Days Locator

references:
The Ozone Know Zone
Air Pollution Kills
Death By Ozone
Killing Ourselves With Climate Change
Health And Air Quality
The Tree Study
The Climate Change Study

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