Harmful Ozone Exceeds Target Levels in Europe - How Can We Not to Fall into Its Negative Impact

Ground Level Ozone What Is Ozone (O3)?

Ozone (O3) is a natural or man-made gas that can be found both in the Earth’s upper atmosphere and at ground level. The upper atmosphere ozone can reduce the amount of harmful UV radiation reaching the Earth’s surface and protect our health from getting skin cancer, cataracts, etc. However, the ground-level ozone usually is formed from air pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOC) and nitrogen oxides (NOx). The main sources of VOC and NOx are chemical plants, gasoline pumps, power plants, industrial furnaces, motor vehicles and many more.

When and Where Does It Occur?

The ground-level, also called tropospheric ozone, not only can be observed in big cities, but also can be found in remote areas and at various times of day, during the early evening or night. Besides, the high concentration ozone occurs both in hot summer season and in cold month under some specific circumstances.

What Is the Current Pollutant Levels?

According to a report by the European Environment Agency (EEA), ground-level O3 has exceeded legal limits in every EU member state during summer. A separate study found that almost all inhabitants of cities in the EU were exposed to ozone levels above the World Health Organization (WHO) guideline of 100 μg/m3 as a daily eight-hour mean value, which is stricter than the EU limits.

How Does It Affect Human Health?

The ground-level ozone can be harmful to human health and cause uncomfortable feelings as well as a number of more serious health effects, such as coughing, congestion or even worse bronchitis, etc. Healthy people all have difficulty breathing when exposed to ozone pollution, because ozone can reduce lung function and scar lung tissue when repeatedly exposed to it.

How Can We Protect Ourselves from Getting Affected by Bad Ozone? Since ground-level ozone can do and occur anywhere in any season, how can we protect ourselves, particularly children, outdoor workers and people exercising, from getting affected by ozone nearby. Here we depict some methods that may help:
  • Real-Time Monitor Ground-Level Ozone
  • Inform Outdoor Workers or People Exercising to Stay Indoors
  • Form Your Habit Like Limit Driving, Conserve Energy and More.
Is There Anything That Milesight Can Help? The answer would be definitely YES.

Milesight turns AIoT into action and boils down to the basic principles of connection, for people, for environment, and for the world. The air pollution levels including CO2, TVOC, O3, HCHO can be detected and indicated by Milesight AM300 Series Ambience Monitoring Sensor. Featuring E-ink Screen Display, the value of the above air pollutants can be viewed clearly and timely. What’s more, whttps://www.milesight-iot.com/lorawan/sensor/am300/hen they reach the preset threshold, the buzzer and traffic light equipped with the LoRaWAN® Sensor are able to send out an alarm and getting people notified for the bad air quality standard.

The AM300 Series LoRaWAN® Sensor is also a end-to-cloud device that can be configured and controlled from Milesight IoT Cloud. Users can visualize the data and statistics coming from AM300 and take decisive action.

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