Tag Archives: Tropospheric Ozone

Air Quality and Climate Change

Current models indicate an increase in air quality alerts. The increase risk is not necessarily from an increase in pollution. An on-going research study conducted by InternetU.org suggests a warming climate is likely contributing to reduction in air quality. The frequency of air quality alerts is on the rise in the United States and many […]

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Why “Fresh Air and Sunshine” is Dangerous

By Daniel Brouse Q: Do you know what are two of the most dangerous exposures for children and the elderly? A: Fresh air and sunshine. Either may be hazardous; however, when fresh air and sunshine are combined, the result can be extreme. On days like today, do not go out and play. The sun can […]

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WARNING! Hold Your Breath / Air Quality Alert

By Daniel Brouse Many days in the Philadelphia region are not healthy for breathing. On “Ozone Action Alert Days” you are advised to avoid outside activities. Children should not play outdoors. Avoid running and other fitness activities. Do not breathe in unconditioned air. Low level ozone is volatile and causes micro-explosions in your lungs that […]

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Background Ozone

Low level ozone (Tropospheric Ozone) is deadly to plants and animals. The huge increase in human respiratory problems and asthma is largely attributed to ozone. NASA has released a new study on ozone pollution: Levels of “background ozone” — ozone pollution present in a region but not originating from local, human-produced sources — are high enough in […]

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