Wildfires May Boost Ozone Levels in Cities: Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Wildfire smoke may boost levels of dangerous ozone air pollution, researchers report.

Colorado State University scientists analyzed data collected over nearly 10 years at hundreds of air monitoring sites across the United States.

They found that ozone levels were higher on days when there was wildfire smoke in the air than on days without the smoke.

This association was particularly evident in certain areas, including the Northeast corridor, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Birmingham and Kansas City, according to the study published recently in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.

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