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The Debate: Can Virus Response and Pollution Fight Learn From Each Other?

The Debate: Can Virus Response and Pollution Fight Learn From Each Other?

Author: 

Adam Babich - Tulane University, Stephen Harper - Intel Corporation, Vernice Miller-Travis - Metropolitan Group, Rena Steinzor - University of Maryland

Column: 

The Debate

Current Issue: 

Volume: 

37

Issue: 

5

Environmental protection in large measure means protecting public health. Thousands of professionals work at safeguarding lives and livelihoods through measures to reduce exposure and resulting disease. It is important to draw lessons from one facet of the fight for life — and how society implements measures to counter a threat — for possible application in another. COVID-19 offers a prime example.