Ozone and health

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Unformatted text preview: ter and deeper breathing, drawing more ozone into the body. People who may be particularly sensitive to ozone include: People with lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema will generally experience more serious health effects at lower ozone levels. When ozone levels are unhealthy, more people with asthma have symptoms that require a doctor’s attention or the use of medication. Ozone makes people more sensitive to allergens—the most common triggers for asthma attacks. Also, asthmatics may be more severely affected by reduced lung function and airway inflammation. People with asthma should have an asthma action plan and follow it carefully when ozone levels are unhealthy. Aggravate other chronic lung diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Are you at risk from ground-level ozone? In general, as concentrations of ground-level ozone increase, both the number of people affected and the seriousness of the health effects increase. Also, more people with lung disease visit...
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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.

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