||Commentary on 'Cellular, Biochemical and Functional Effects of Ozone: New Research and Perspectives on Ozone Health Effects'.
Hatch, G. E. ;
Tepper, J. ;
Selgrade, M. J. ;
Costa, D. L. ;
||NSI Technology Services Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Public health ;
Air pollution ;
Pulmonary fibrosis ;
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Ozone has received considerable attention recently because the National Clean Air Act is being revised and ozone represents a pollutant that has not been controlled by the previous act. Health effects studies on ozone will be of critical importance in evaluating fuel alternatives of the future. Human pulmonary function decrements caused by ozone are discussed in the review with emphasis on the fact that these effects are reversible, they are not mechanistically defined, they are highly variable between subjects, and they are only seen following strenuous exercise in the presence of ozone. In spite of these uncertainties, it is important to realize that these effects are statistically significant in young, healthy subjects even at the NAAQS of 0.12 ppm ozone (6.6 h).