Environ Pollut 2021 May 22;285:117451. Epub 2021 May 22.
Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 21205, USA.
Since early 2020, the world has faced an unprecedented pandemic caused by the novel COVID-19 virus. In this study, we characterize the impact of the lockdown associated with the pandemic on air quality in six major cities across the state of Florida, namely: Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Gainesville, Orlando, Tampa, and Miami. Hourly measurements of PM, ozone, NO, SO, and CO were provided by the US EPA at thirty sites operated by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection during mid-February to mid-April from 2015 through 2020. Read More