Traveling by private transport against the background of an aggravated situation with coronavirus can be more dangerous than in public. Sergei Bondarev, professor of the Department of Sports Medicine and Medical Rehabilitation of the I.M.Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, warned about this on Thursday, November 19.
According to him, some researchers argue that the severity of the disease depends on the level of air pollution. In particular, the Harvard School of Public Health noted that inhalation of asphalt particles and car tires leads to a weakening of the body and deterioration of the lungs.
- The authors attributed the concentration of such particles to higher than 13 micrograms per cubic meter of air to high levels of pollution. In some districts of Moscow, the concentration reaches 31 micrograms - precisely because of the number of cars on the roads of the capital, the press service of the Moscow metro quotes the expert.
In this regard, city dwellers are better off switching to public transport, which produces significantly less emissions. In addition, the drivers undergo daily medical checks. These factors increase the level of road safety and take care of the life and health of pedestrians and passengers.
The doctor also recalled the need to observe a mask and glove regime in order to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19.