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Fresh air can combat COVID-19. For Italy's most polluted town, in the shadow of a steel mill, opening the windows is not an option

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement The coronavirus pandemic has brought painful changes all over the world - and in one Italian city, it has brought a dire situation into even sharper focus.
Taranto, on the Ionian coast of Italy's picturesque Puglia region, is home to Europe's largest steel factory, which spews pollutants and has been associated with heightened rates of sickness in the area.
The pandemic has brought a new and painful irony to Taranto - pitting the coronavirus carried by humans inside with the pollutants often blown in from outside.
On so-called "wind days," Taranto residents are urged...
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