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Infographics | Air Quality in Mexico

Cecily Fasanella

In these infographics the Mexico Institute examines the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on regional air quality.

Of North America’s largest cities, those in Mexico have the poorest air quality. During lockdowns at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, small but notable improvements in air quality were noted at the U.S.-Mexico Border and in Mexico City. However, as the economy reopens, Mexico's consumption of high-sulfur fuel, a major air pollutant, has rebounded. No long term policy changes have been introduced to address this environmental and public health concern. To examine the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on regional air quality, the Mexico Institute presents the following infographics.

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About the Author

Cecily Fasanella

Cecily Fasanella

Program Assistant, Mexico Institute
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Mexico Institute

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.   Read more