Ozone is a colorless gas that can be good or bad depending on where you encounter it.
Ozone in the stratosphere is good because it shields us from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Ozone on the ground level however is bad and harmful to human health.
Ozone forms when two types of pollutants react in sunlight. These pollutants come from sources such as cars, industries, power plants and products such as paints and industrial solvents.
Ozone can cause a range of health problems, including coughing, breathing issues and lung damage. Exposure to ozone can make the lungs more susceptible to infection, aggravate lung diseases, increase asthma attacks and more.
Even healthy adults can experience the ozone’s harmful effects, but some people are more susceptible and at greater risk than others.
Use Air Quality Index services to plan your outdoor activities.
Stay healthy with exercise, good balanced nutrition and keep asthma under control with your doctors asthma action plan.
When you see the the Air Quality index is unhealthy, take simple steps to reduce your exposure.
Yes, here are a few tips.
As always find loads of more detailed information on the official EPA https://epa.gov website.