Ground-level ozone, a highly reactive gas and dangerous for those suffering from respiratory conditions and asthma, is becoming widespread in Indian cities -- but public awareness about it remains poor. Ozone is a peculiar pollutant, colourless and odourless, exhibiting dramatically different behaviour than the better-known PM2.5. To begin with, its concentration builds up to dangerous levels during summers (specifically, in afternoons). It is also found in higher concentrations in clean-green spaces instead of dirty locations.
What’s frightening is that we have not even begun realising what a threat ozone is. India doesn’t even consider ground-level ozone while determining non-attainment status of cities.
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) invites you to a webinar to learn more about this invisible and growing menace, its public health implications, and the regulatory pitfalls that we are confronted with.
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|Date: June 3, 2022
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