Long-Term Exposure to Ozone and Small Airways: A Large Impact? - American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

John R. Balmes, M.D., and national volunteer medical spokesperson for the American Lung Association, drafted an editorial on how long-term ozone exposure has negative effects on small airways. More studies are needed, but Dr. Balmes summarized the few available studies, and points out that individuals with COPD may be at greater risk when exposed to ozone, and lead to small airway obstruction. 

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