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A Surprise Surge in Air Pollution May Be Causing More Coronavirus Complications

Lax federal enforcement of air quality standards linked to poorer health across America

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Spikes in pollution caused by a federal relaxation of air quality standards in March led to increases in Covid-19 deaths in the most industrialized areas of the United States, new

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Robert Roy Britt

Robert Roy Britt

Health & science writer. Independent journalist covering physical health & mental wellness. My new book, “Make Sleep Your Superpower,” is coming Nov. 1.