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Ozone and Your Patients' Health

Review Questions - Answer 12


  1. Long-term exposure to ozone is known to be relatively harmless.

          A. True
          B. False

Experimental animal studies have shown that long-term exposure to ozone can cause permanent changes in lung structure, described as scarring of lung tissue. There is concern that repeated episodes of inflammation may permanently alter lung structure and may lead to reduced quality of life in older individuals.

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