Ground-Level Ozone Smog . Gil Hanson Daniel Knopf Dina W. Zakaria. Purpose of Workshop. Recognize that Ground Level is a serious health problem on Long Island Understand formation of ground-level ozone and reactions involved. Understand its effects on plants and humans.
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Dina W. Zakaria
Ozone attacks lung tissue through oxidization reactions.
Ozone acts as a powerful irritant, some compare this to getting a “sunburn” on the lungs.
Animal toxicology studies have shown that long-term exposure to high levels of ozone can cause structural changes to the lungs.
Ozone Oct. 2004 Biomass burning
July 2005 industry and transport
EPA Eight Hour Ozone average of fourth highest day in year for three years
Yellow poplar leaf with interveinal stipple
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Absence of injury on the shaded portion of exposed leaf.