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What is Ozone?
What is ozone and where is it in the atmosphere?
Are high ambient ozone concentrations found only in urbanized areas?
How does atmospheric ozone affect human health?

Health Effects of Ozone in the General Population
Introduction
How are people exposed to ozone?
How does ozone react in the respiratory tract?
What are ozone's acute physiological and symptom effects?
What effects does ozone have at the cellular level?
How does response vary among individuals?
What are the effects of ozone on mortality?
What are the other potential effects of short-term ozone exposure?
At what exposure levels are effects observed?
What are the effects of recurrent or long-term exposure to ozone?

Health Effects of Ozone in Patients with Asthma and Other Chronic Respiratory Disease
Introduction
Asthma Basics
Asthma Statistics
How does ozone affect people with asthma?
COPD and other chronic respiratory disease

Patient Exposure and the Air Quality Index
Should I recommend that my patients reduce their exposure to ozone?
How can my patients reduce exposure to ambient ozone and the consequent health effects?
What is the Air Quality Index (AQI)?
What can I advise my patients to do when air quality is forecast to be unhealthy?
How effective are air quality alerts in reducing adverse effects in the real world?
Where can the daily AQI be found?
How can my patients get the daily AQI delivered to their email inbox?
Where can I get more information?

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Frequent Questions
Review Questions
Patient Education Tools
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The links below go to the corresponding sections in the course.

What is Ozone?

What is ozone and where is it in the atmosphere?

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Are high ambient ozone concentrations found only in urbanized areas?

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How does atmospheric ozone affect human health?

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Health Effects of Ozone in the General Population

Introduction

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How are people exposed to ozone?

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How does ozone react in the respiratory tract?

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What are ozone's acute physiological and symptom effects?

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What effects does ozone have at the cellular level?

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How does response vary among individuals?

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What are the effects of ozone on mortality?

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What are the other potential effects of short-term ozone exposure?

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At what exposure levels are effects observed?

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What are the effects of recurrent or long-term exposure to ozone?

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Health Effects of Ozone in Patients with Asthma and Other Chronic Respiratory Disease

Introduction

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Asthma Basics

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Asthma Statistics

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How does ozone affect people with asthma?

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COPD and other chronic respiratory disease

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Patient Exposure and the Air Quality Index

Should I recommend that my patients reduce their exposure to ozone?

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How can my patients reduce exposure to ambient ozone and the consequent health effects?

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What is the Air Quality Index (AQI)?

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What can I advise my patients to do when air quality is forecast to be unhealthy?

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How effective are air quality alerts in reducing adverse effects in the real world?

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Where can the daily AQI be found?

AQI forecasts can be found in the following locations:

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How can my patients get the daily AQI delivered to their email inbox?

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Where can I get more information?

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