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Unformatted text preview: doctors or emergency rooms and are admitted to the
hospital. When ozone levels are very high, everyone should be
concerned about ozone exposure. This can make it more difficult for
you to breathe as deeply and vigorously as you normally
would, especially when exercising. You may notice that
breathing starts to feel uncomfortable and that you are
taking more rapid and shallow breaths than normal. Repeated short-term
ozone damage to children’s developing lungs may lead
to reduced lung function in adulthood. In adults, ozone
exposure may accelerate the natural decline in lung
function that occurs with age.
Cause permanent lung damage. Many of these effects can lead to increased school or work
absences, visits to doctors and emergency rooms, and hospital
admissions. Research also indicates that ozone exposure
can increase the risk of premature death from heart or lung
disease, although more research is needed to understand how
ozone may affect the heart and cardiovascular system. People of all ag...
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