Description – Ozone is a colorless gas with a pungent distinct odor. Man-made ozone is a result of internal combustion engines and industrial plants. Exposure to ozone occurs through breathing air highly concentrated in ozone industrial plants or near a large mass of automobiles, such as in urban areas.
Risks – Short-term exposure to ozone through inhalation can result in respiratory ailments such as wheezing, coughing and difficulty breathing. Asthma sufferers will experience aggravation of their disease and an increased susceptibility to a respiratory infection. Long-term exposure can lead to a diminished capacity and function of the lungs, and to aggravation of asthma, bronchitis and emphysema.
If you believe you or a loved one has become ill because of ozone exposure you should consider hiring a personal injury attorney. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine who is responsible for your exposure to ozone and get proper compensation for your injuries.