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Unformatted text preview: osure to ozone than people who are
less active. a few days, the damaged cells are replaced and the old
cells are shed—much like the way your skin peels after a
• Make your lungs more susceptible to infection. • Aggravate asthma. are more sensitive to ozone. They
may experience health effects at lower ozone levels than the
average person even though they have none of the risk factors
listed above. There may be a genetic basis for this increased
sensitivity. Some healthy people forms near ground level when air pollutants
(emitted by sources such as cars, power plants, and chemical
plants) react chemically in the presence of sunlight. Ozone
pollution is more likely to form during warmer months. This
is when the weather conditions normally needed to form
ground-level ozone—lots of sun—occur.
Bad ozone • • Several groups of people are particularly sensitive to ozone,
especially when they are active outdoors. This is because ozone
levels are higher outdoors, and physical activity causes fas...
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