Yifang Zhu Research Featured in CBS News Los Angeles: UCLA Researchers Chime In On Future Of Post-Pandemic Air Quality Actions In California
Amid rising death tolls and the slow down of lives that this pandemic has caused, the improvement of air quality is one clear positive thing that has resulted from coronavirus. However, some experts are concerned about the post-pandemic air levels and if they’ll return to previous levels. Researchers laid out a plan in a study to cut greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution by 2050, while preventing approximately 14,000 premature deaths caused by air pollution-related illnesses, which can include respiratory, cardiovascular diseases and neurological problems. “It doesn’t need to take a global pandemic to create cleaner air and healthier lives,” said one of the study’s lead authors Yifang Zhu.