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New Observatory health page on impacts of ground-level ozone and ozone forecast viewer

Ground-level ozone affects human health by impairing respiratory and cardiovascular function, which leads to more hospital admissions, school and work absences, medication use, and even premature mortality. Ongoing and future changes in the climate are expected to affect the year-to-year variability in ozone concentrations and its peak values in different ways. The Observatory now includes a dedicated section describing the impact of ground-level ozone on human health, observed and projected effects of climate change, and examples of policy responses to reduce the burden for human health and its economic costs. The 4-day ground-level ozone forecast viewer from the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) is also accessible from the Observatory.

The health page on ground-level ozone is available here.

The 4-day ground-level ozone forecast viewer is accessible here.

 

Date: 24 Feb 2023