Why is ozone bad for you?
Ozone is a gas composed of 3 oxygen atoms. Ozone which can be found in the Earth’s atmosphere is good because it protects us from the harmful rays of the sun. Ãƒ’šÃ‚ However, ozone can be unstable and reactive so it can also be destructive to humans and nature.
Ozone which is located in the troposphere or that layer of earth’s atmosphere located near the ground is bad because it is man-made. Ãƒ’šÃ‚ All the polluted air released from the ground such as burnt coal, factory and vehicles smoke, are trapped in the ozone. Ãƒ’šÃ‚ The ozone then becomes poisonous and dirty.
Ozone can be risky because it’s just around us and we can inhale it anytime. Ãƒ’šÃ‚ Too much exposure to it will cause damage to our respiratory system. Ãƒ’šÃ‚ Ozone deprives our lungs to breathe fresh air because of the dirt and poison that come along the ozone. Ãƒ’šÃ‚ When we breathe more poisonous gases, our body will develop life-threatening diseases such as asthma, bronchitis or lung cancer.
Having too much ozone in the troposphere can be very dangerous because our life will be at stake. Ãƒ’šÃ‚ We could not anymore come out and enjoy the sunny morning because what we breathe is poison. Ãƒ’šÃ‚ Children especially younger ones will be affected greatly because their lungs are too fragile and could not handle such irritant they inhale.
Ozone is also harmful to animals and plants. Ãƒ’šÃ‚ Animals, just like humans also breathe clean oxygen to live. Ãƒ’šÃ‚ If there is high concentration of ozone, animals will die. Ãƒ’šÃ‚ Plants can also be damaged by ozone. Ãƒ’šÃ‚ Plants need carbon dioxide, not 3 atoms oxygen in order to survive. Ãƒ’šÃ‚ Ozone is not a good gas for plants. Ãƒ’šÃ‚ It will only cause damage and reduction of plant growth.
It’s time to clean our air from ozone. Ãƒ’šÃ‚ Let’s stop polluting our atmosphere so that we and the next generation can still enjoy the fresh air.
February 26, 2011 9:50 pm
Thanks for that. That was helpful!
May 16, 2013 1:09 pm
Really? This blurb only give the bad side (inaccurately) of ozone. Check out http://www.understandingozone.com