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Unformatted text preview: es who are active outdoors are at risk from
ozone exposure. How can ground-level ozone affect your health?
• Irritate your respiratory system. When this happens, you may cough, feel irritation or soreness in your throat, or When ozone levels may be unhealthy—for example on
hot sunny days—notice whether you have any respiratory
symptoms. If you do, take steps to protect your health, as
described below. Are there always symptoms?
People living in areas where ozone levels are frequently
unhealthy may find that their initial symptoms go away over
time—particularly when exposure to unhealthy ozone levels
continues for several days. However, ozone can continue to Ozone can inflame the lung’s lining. These photos show a
healthy lung airway (left) and an inflamed lung airway (right).
Photos courtesy of PENTAX Medical Company. damage the lungs even when the symptoms are no longer
noticeable. The best way to protect your health is to find out
when ozone levels are elevated in your area and take simple
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2014 for the course SUST 520 taught by Professor Asunkis during the Fall '13 term at Black Hills State University.
- Fall '13