Ozone toxins less threatening in Västra Götaland

Göteborgs Posten sent out some positive news on Friday about ozone toxins in the air, saying they are less threatening in Västra Götaland as a result of less pollution from other European countries. Sweden has less of a problem than other parts of Europe, but nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbon are a great threat because the pollution is airborne. "Ozone close to the ground can only develop with lots of sun light", explained by GP, but is obviously still a threat. It can cause respiratory irritation and can have a severe effect on asthmatic people. The Swedish Meteorological Society has noted that pollution in Västra Götaland has decreased by 44 to 45 per cent in the last few years.

Sources: Göteborgs Posten,