Potential Relationship between Particulate Matter (PM) pollution and COVID-19 Infection Spread in Italy PDF

Therefore, on the basis of the collected data and observed relationships, it is reasonable to assume that, during the period 7 th -29 th February and in specific Northern Italian regions, PM10 concentration levels higher than the daily limit value resulted in a ‘boost’ process promoting the diffusion the COVID-19 among the exposed population, phenomenon not observed in other Italian regions that were affected by the contamination during the same period.