The effects of ozone on human health

  title={The effects of ozone on human health},
  author={Daniela Nuvolone and Davide Petri and Fabio Voller},
  journal={Environmental Science and Pollution Research},
Ozone is a highly reactive, oxidative gas associated with adverse health outcome, including mortality and morbidity. Data from monitoring sites worldwide show levels of ozone often exceeding EU legislation threshold and the more restrictive WHO guidelines for the protection of human health. Well-established evidence has been produced for short-term effects, especially on respiratory and cardiovascular systems, associated to ozone exposure. Less conclusive is the evidence for long-term effects… 

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