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Coronavirus: Air pollution drops in UK cities as life comes to a halt with nationwide lockdown

2 monthes ago   |   By The Independent

Experts say it is 'too early' to know if health benefits will offset Covid-19 impact
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Expert reaction to drop in air pollution because of COVID-19

2 monthes ago   |   By Science Media Centre

There have been reports of reduced air pollution levels around the world, due to reduction in activity from COVID-19 responses.
Prof William Collins, Professor of Meteorology, University of Reading, said:
“ A large amount of the air pollution we breathe comes from traffic. With many countries on lockdown the levels of traffic pollution have plummeted. Satellites have picked up very large decreases in levels of NO2 in all industrial regions of the world. We expect fine particulate matter has similarly reduced. Big reductions exposure to pollutants will also have come because people are no...
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