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Ozone damage

In addition to the effects on human health, ground-level ozone is known to adversely affect the environment in many ways. Damage caused by ground-level, or tropospheric, ozone should not be confused with stratospheric ozone depletion, an entirely separate issue. Ground-level ozone causes

  • reduced yield for commodity crops

  • damage to urban grass, flowers, shrubs, and trees

  • reduced yield in tree seedlings and non-commercial forests

  • increased susceptibility of plants to pests

  • materials damage

  • reduced visibility

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Regional and global effects > Ozone damage

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