Ozone and Your Patients' Health
- Only individuals who exercise heavily outdoors are affected by ozone.
Anyone who spends time outdoors when ozone levels are high may be affected, but people who exercise heavily, such as children, joggers and outdoor workers, may be at particular risk for experiencing ozone health effects. This is because the effects of ozone exposure relate directly to the inhaled dose, which depends, in part, on how hard an individual is breathing (minute ventilation). Ozone exposure also depends on the ambient ozone concentration and the duration of exposure.