Ozone and Your Patients' Health
- Individuals with which of the following conditions are more susceptible to the effects of ozone?
A. Allergic rhinitis
D. Congestive heart failure
Numerous studies have reported that elevated ozone levels are associated with aggravation of asthma, but ozone has not been shown to be associated with allergic rhinitis, angina, or congestive heart failure. Sensitive groups also include children; people with other lung diseases, such chronic bronchitis, and emphysema; older adults; and active people who work or exercise outdoors.