Study Finds That Remote Work Keeps Air Cleaner in Some Cities

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Cities around the world currently enjoy improved air quality thanks to the persistence of remote work since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In spring 2020, the closures of schools, offices, retail shops, restaurants, bars and places of leisure resulted in significant drops in nitrogen oxide. This chemical plays a strong role in air pollution, including smog and acid rain.

Even when communities lifted the stringent COVID-19 restrictions and restaurants, bars and gyms reopened, nitrogen oxide levels remained

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