Outdoor air pollution: ozone health effects.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Ozone is a respiratory irritant associated with a spectrum of adverse health events. Ground-level ozone has been shown to cause decreases in lung function and has been associated with other important respiratory health effects. Some reports suggest short-term increases in ozone lead to increased cardiopulmonary mortality. Other studies have found no association between exposure and measured health effects. Outdoor air pollution consists of multiple copollutant exposures complicating definitive assessments about ambient air ozone exposure-effect relations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chen, T-M; Gokhale, J; Shofer, S; Kuschner, WG

Published Date

  • April 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 333 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 244 - 248

PubMed ID

  • 17435419

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9629

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/MAJ.0b013e31803b8e8c


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States