Supplement to the journal
"Trace Elements in Medicine" (Moscow)
ON THE IMPACT OF BIOGEOCHEMICAL CONDITIONS ON THE INCIDENCE OF COVID-19
Shevchenko State University of Pridnestrovie
ABSTRACT. Possible causes of the spread of COVID-19 are discussed, depending on environmental conditions. The lowest number of infected people was observed in island states and located on the coast. Perhaps this is due to the influence of ocean air. The possible influence of the selenium status and the contamination of the territory with pesticides on the immunity of the Moldovian population is considered. There is information about the relationship selenium status of the population with the incidence of COVID-19. The territory of Moldova can be classified as a biogeochemical province with an optimal content of selenium in the environment. Despite the fact that the population of Moldova is provided with selenium, the incidence is higher than in regions with selenium deficiency. But, in this country, highly toxic and very resistant organochlorine pesticides were used in large quantities, which could weaken the immunity of the Moldovian population.
KEYWORDS: immunity, environmental conditions, trace elements, COVID-19.Corresponding author: M.V. Kapitalchuk е-mail: email@example.com