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Wildfires Cause Ozone Pollution to Violate Health Standards, New Study Shows


October 9, 2008

photo of a wildfire Wildfires can boost ozone pollution to levels that violate U.S. health standards. A new study by NCAR scientists found that California wildfires in 2007, tripled the number of ozone violations across a broad area. Full Story

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National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

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