One of the leading factors used to determine the quality of air at a particular point is the level of concentration of ozone. High concentrations lead to deterioration of weather and affect the health of the people who breathe in the contaminated air. Ozone is a molecule that makes up a gas and is inorganic. It makes up 0.6 ppmv of the atmosphere, which translates to 60 ppbv. Ozone has an odor that some people can pick from as little as 10 ppbv. The toxicity of ozone changes with regions as concentration changes. The average concentration in the natural atmosphere varies between 1 ppbv and 125 ppbv, varying depending on the locality, conditions of the atmosphere and altitude. Currently, the maximum tolerable level of concentration of ozone in the atmosphere is 50 ppbv, which should again be in a space with adequate air conditioning and ventilation. In industrial regions, this value is allowed to rise to about 100 ppbv, of which human beings should be exposed for not more than 8 hours on each day for a maximum of six days in a week. Effects on human body systems start at 300 ppbv, where the victim starts to feel irritation in the nose and throat. At this point, some plans start to get damaged. The effects on human beings are determined by the period of exposure and the level of concentration in the air that they inhale. This paper will examine the effects of ozone in Wasatch Front Region, on two days between 17th and 18th June 2015 on the health of the local people. The data will be obtained from a special study conducted between 1st June 2015 and 31st August 2015.
Wasatch Front is a highly populated region that is located in a potentially Ozone concentrated region (Maffly, 2015). This is because the breeze carrying ozone from the Great Salt Lake and other surrounding areas converge here where the concentration increases and forms a cycle. It therefore circulates around the area exposing the high population to ozone related health effects.
On 17th and 18th June 2015, the concentration levels of ozone in Wasatch Front ranged from 55.12 ppbv to 91.00 ppbv. At these levels, the populace should be on the alert and should avoid exposure during some periods of the day. Notably on these two days the ozone levels rose beyond the acceptable level of 75 ppbv. However, the prevalence was not long, as the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) place the lengths of harmful exposures to exceed 8 hours in a day. However, an average of 73.54 ppbv was too high suggesting that these two days could have aroused diseases on the vulnerable groups. As NAAQS considers lowering this level to about 60 ppbv, the population in Wasatch Front remains at a danger of exposure, unless the average is reduced further than the current average level (Maffly, 2015).
The high concentration, specifically to Wasatch Front would lead to increased cases of bronchitis. The two day data showed levels rising up to above 90 ppbv and when this exposure is prolonged, some people would get irreparable lung damage. The number of emerging cases of asthma would increase and the existing patients would worsen within very short period of time (Madronich, et al, 2015). Eventually, a large population would be suffering from even more diseases such as pulmonary embolisms.
Despite the gravity of the matter, the data collected between 17th and 18th of June showed that some times of the day were safe, below 60 ppbv. However, it is notable that the figures were not below 50 ppbv. This is an alarm to express the need to address public health in the city, because the level of exposure is high and could easily get out of hand.
The effects of ozone start to affect the more vulnerable populations. The aged, children and people with respiratory conditions are usually the first to be affected (Madronich, et al, 2015). The concentration level of the gas in the inhaled air has more impact on the health of the individual than the length of period that they have been exposed. This means that these vulnerable groups should avoid outdoor activities whenever the concentration levels rise. These escalating levels would eventually condemn the region into a public health problem over the coming years (Maffly, 2015)
The concentration level of ozone in the Wasatch Front had a relatively wide range on the two days used in this paper. Although the levels of concentration were not adverse enough to cause alarm to normal adolescent and adult individuals, it at times reached high levels that could negatively affect children, aged and those with existing respiratory conditions (Madronich, et al, 2015). It is important that the local teams put together enough data and surveillance of the movement of ozone, to determine the times to warn people about the concentration of the gas. They could also use the data to predict possible patterns in future, both in terms of seasons and times of day as well. Through this, diseases such as bronchitis, asthma among others, which would worsen due to ozone inhalation, would be tamed and better management patterns in hospitals and homes adopted. It would also reduce the chances of the emergence of new diseases that may be brought about by the poor quality of air inhaled (Madronich, et al, 2015). Finally, the patterns would help experts devise ways through which ozone level could be reduced in these regions such as the Great Lakes and Wasatch Front.
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