UCLA Fielding School of Public Health team to lead study of connections between air pollution and COVID-19

August 5, 2020

A UCLA Fielding School of Public Health research team led by Michael Jerrett (professor of environmental health sciences at the Fielding School) has been allocated $600,000 by the California Air Resources Board to study links between air pollution and the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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“We’re hypothesizing that people who live in areas with worse air quality in southern California are more likely to experience severe illness than people who live in areas with cleaner air,” Jerrett said.

The research team also include scientists and physicians from the University of California, Davis; the University of California, Berkeley; and Kaiser Permanente Southern California.

Read the full story at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

Additional coverage: 

California scientists want to know if air pollution makes COVID-19 worse. Palm Desert Sun. August 6, 2020.