JASH Weekly Update 5-7

Dear Members and Friends of JASH, Amidst all the various negative news that has come about due to the COVID-19 outbreak there is a bright side to all of this at least. Studies have shown that air quality has been improved approximately 20-40%. The World Health Organization provided statistics that estimate more than 4 million annual premature deaths annually due to complications involving poor air quality. This vast improvement in air quality is excellent news and can be thought of as the silver-lining to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The left image shows the average concentration of air pollution of the Northeast US in March of 2015-19, while the right image shows the average concentration measured in March of this year. Photos courtesy of NASA

Please click here to read more from an article by the University of Toronto.

Stay Safe. Stay Home. And Stay Healthy!

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