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Ground-level Ozone And Its Potential Impacts On Human Health In The Czech Republic

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EHR010061

Volume

5

Pages

7

Published

2001

Size

988 kb

Author(s)

I. Hrinavri, H. Livorova and J. Ostatnickci

Abstract

Ground-level ozone and its potential impacts on human health in the Czech Republic I. Hunova, H. Livorova & J. Ostatnicka Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMU), Prague, Czech Republic Abstract The elevated ground-level ozone concentrations are considered to be a risk factor for human health. In the Czech Republic the nation-wide ground-level ozone monitoring network was established in 1991 and at present it includes 60 monitoring sites representing rural, mountainous and town areas. This paper reports the results of data analysis of 30 min mean concentrations for period of 1995-1998. Exposure index AOT60 is calculated for monitoring sites. Fields of cumulative exposure prepared using the geographical information system ARC/INFO and its module GRID are presented. The percentual share of population and area of the country exposed to elevated AOT60 values are presented for different years under review. For the period under review the highest ground-level ozone concentr

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