Health Effects of Ground Level Ozone Exposure
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Coughing and sore throat
- Aggravation of lung diseases such as asthma, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis.
- Inflammation and damage to the airways
- Increase asthma attacks
- Cause lungs to be more susceptible to infection
People with asthma are at a greater risk of experiencing health effects of ground level Ozone.
Preventing Ground-Level Ozone Exposure
Look at the Air Quality Index in your area before going outside. Air Now shows the air quality in your area. Try to avoid going outside often if there is a lot of ozone in your area on certain days. To prevent the release of Ozone, try to use your car less and carpool, walk or use public transportation, conserve energy, try to compost, keep your tires properly inflated. For more information on how to reduce your ozone pollution visit the EPA- Actions you can take to reduce pollution.