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Unit 3
More on ozone and fire

Ozone is a rather aggressive gas. In this unit we look at how it attacks other molecules and what impact it has on human health.

 

 

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Atmospheric concentrations of ozone are difficult to predict because they depend strongly on the local conditions at a particular time and on the chemical composition of the air.  We look at the factors which control the atmospheric concentration of ozone here. 

Fires are an important source of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides and ozone.  In the final text of this unit, we look at the chemistry of fires and fire events worldwide.

 

ozone concentrations affect the alveoli

High ozone concentrations affect the alveoli in our lungs. Do you know why?  US national library of medicine.

 

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author: Elmar Uherek - Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany
last published: 2004-04-06

 

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