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Ozone and Your Patients' Health

Review Questions - Answer 10


  1. Hospital admissions for respiratory disease tend to be higher than normal following days on which ozone concentrations are high.

          A. True
          B. False

Epidemiologic studies have found associations between elevated ambient ozone levels and increased hospital admissions for respiratory disease about 24 hours later. This lag may be related to the delayed inflammatory response caused by exposure to ozone.

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