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Ozone and Your Patients' Health

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What is Ozone?
Figure 1: U.S. counties with high ozone concentrations in 2002

General Population Effects
Figure 2: Ozone is highly reactive in the respiratory tract

Figure 3: Ozone induces neurally mediated responses in the bronchial airways

Figure 4: Effects of ozone on lung function

Figure 5: The number of emergency or urgent daily respiratory admissions to acute care hospitals is related to estimated ozone exposure

Figure 6: Variability of response to ozone exposure

Figure 7: Sensitivity to ozone exposure is age related

Effects on Patients with Asthma
Figure 8: Factors involved in induction and exacerbation of asthma

Figure 9: Unscheduled daily asthma medication use by children with asthma is associated with summertime haze air pollution

Figure 10: Childhood asthma and reactive airway disease appears to be exacerbated after periods of high ozone pollution

Figure 11: Ozone exposure increases the responsiveness of people with allergic asthma to inhaled house dust mite antigen

Air Quality Index
Table 1: Gradation of Individual Responses to Short-Term Ozone Exposure in Healthy People

Table 2: Gradation of Individual Responses to Short-Term Ozone Exposure in People with Lung Disease

Figure 12: Air Quality Index (AQI) levels of health concern

Figure 13: The AQI Guide for Ozone

Figure 14: Nick Walker of The Weather Channel giving an air quality forecast

Figure 15: AQI forecast map

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