Ambient Ozone and Children’s Health

A new study from CCH affiliates, including lead author Dr. Jen Stowell, found that higher ozone levels during warm months were associated with increased emergency department visits among children for various health issues, including asthma, allergies, ear disorders, and general illnesses. Previous studies of adults have linked increased exposure with higher risk of asthma and chronic obtrusive pulmonary disease (COPD). Notably, even ozone levels below the current regulatory standard were linked to increased health risks for children. These findings suggest that current ozone regulations may not be sufficient to protect children’s health. Read more here.

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