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

Jeadran Malagón-Rojas (), Daniela Mendez-Molano (), Julia Almentero (), Yesith G. Toloza-Pérez (), Eliana L. Parra-Barrera () and Claudia P. Gómez-Rendón ()
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Jeadran Malagón-Rojas: Instituto Nacional de Salud, Bogotá 111321, Colombia
Daniela Mendez-Molano: Instituto Nacional de Salud, Bogotá 111321, Colombia
Julia Almentero: Instituto Nacional de Salud, Bogotá 111321, Colombia
Yesith G. Toloza-Pérez: Instituto Nacional de Salud, Bogotá 111321, Colombia
Eliana L. Parra-Barrera: Instituto Nacional de Salud, Bogotá 111321, Colombia
Claudia P. Gómez-Rendón: Doctorado en Salud Pública, El Bosque University, Bogotá 110121, Colombia

IJERPH, 2022, vol. 19, issue 10, 1-11

Abstract: During the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, several environmental factors have influenced activities and protection policy measures in cities. 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 and industrial production stopped normal life, transportation, etc. 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 Bogotá, Colombia.

Keywords: COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; global environment; solid waste; air quality; transport (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I I1 I3 Q Q5 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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