Madurai: According to a study by the Pune-based Tropical Meteorological Institute, black carbon in particles formed during the burning of crop residues can easily spread the corona virus.
The data was examined in Delhi from Sept. 2020 to December. It is found to have an average particle size of 2.5 and contains black carbon particles. 2.5 particles penetrate deep into our body and cause inflammation in the lungs and respiratory tract. It also leads to the development of heart and respiratory problems. Weakens the immune system.
2.5 particles contain black carbon. These are called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. 40 percent black carbon emissions are caused by burning crop residues in the open. Fossil fuels emit 40 percent black carbon and 20 percent black carbon emissions. Italian scientists Aditi Rathod and Kubran Paing have linked air pollution to an increase in the corona virus.
Not all 2.5 particles formed during air pollution carry the virus. It is said that only the black carbon emitted during the burning of crop residues carries the virus. This is proven when compared to the Delhi corona infection. Delhi was hit hard by the corona virus and returned to normal six months later. But the study says that the reason for the 10-fold increase in damage is that most of the crop waste was burnt in the states near Delhi.
The impact of the corona virus increased as carbon particles reacted with other compounds to provide a temporary habitat for the virus. Scientists Aditi Rathod and Kubran Peak said the impact of the virus was reduced after the burning of crop residues was stopped.
Another study found that Maharashtra, Delhi, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Bihar, Karnataka, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh had high concentrations of 2.5 particles, increasing the incidence of corona virus.