- In the general population, short-term ozone exposure is associated with
A. An increase in daily mortality
B. Lung function changes
C. Respiratory inflammation
D. Respiratory symptoms
E. B, C, and D
F. All of the above
Ozone exposure has been experimentally determined to cause lung function changes, respiratory inflammation, and respiratory symptoms in all populations. Multiple epidemiological studies have observed an association between short-term ozone concentration and daily mortality rates. Although it may ultimately turn out that the individuals most at risk of dying have underlying disease, this has not been established at this time.