Origin of ozone
OTHER WORDS FROM ozoneo·zon·ic [oh-zon-ik, oh-zoh-nik], /oʊˈzɒn ɪk, oʊˈzoʊ nɪk/, adjective
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How to use ozone in a sentence
Research suggested that air pollution from China contributes to up to 65 percent of the ozone increase in the Western United States.The Environmental Challenges of China's Recovery After COVID-19|Yanzhong Huang|February 2, 2021|Time
That stark variety of regional effects was evident in, for example, the different post-pandemic ozone levels in Denver and New York City.What the pandemic can teach us about ways to reduce air pollution|Carolyn Gramling|January 4, 2021|Science News
The researchers determined that the chemical is formed when a preservative known as 6PPD reacts with ozone.Salmon are dying off and your car tires might be to blame|Kate Baggaley|December 4, 2020|Popular-Science
At this elevation, ozone protects life on Earth from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation.
Eastern San Diegans also live with more exposure to harmful ozone, a natural and important part of our atmosphere that turns deadly when it’s mixed with car pollution and sunlight.The Climate Problem Facing Coastal Building Height Limits|MacKenzie Elmer|October 20, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Air pollution gets worse during drought; in California the problem is soot, and in Texas it was ozone.
Soot, methane, ozone, and HFCs are a lot less sexy than flying to Rio and making bold promises.Hillary Clinton’s Plan to Get Serious About Global Warming|David G. Victor, Charles F. Kennel, Veerabhadran Ramanathan|June 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Obama enraged his base last week by nullifying an environmental regulation on ozone.
His first choice was Shri Trimurti Bhavan in Ozone Park, a temple where his uncle is a priest.
The screening can be canceled, but people in Richmond Hill and Ozone Park still have ways to see it.
Nothing—nothing but the smell of ozone and an echo bouncing crazily off the walls of the conduit.The Holes and John Smith|Edward W. Ludwig
He discharged the accumulated energy in a single blue flare that filled the lab with thunder and ozone.Security|Poul William Anderson
The Adriatic on our right, not near enough to see, but the air seemed impregnated with its ozone.From the Thames to the Tiber|J. Wardle
Let the sun put its coat of health on you, and let the ozone put the red blood of strength in your veins.Think|Col. Wm. C. Hunter
It was the season of fierce heat, but we faced the northern breezes full of invigorating ozone.The Passenger from Calais|Arthur Griffiths
British Dictionary definitions for ozone
Derived forms of ozoneozonic (əʊˈzɒnɪk) or ozonous, adjective
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A Closer Look
Ozone is both beneficial for and threatening to all of Earth's organisms, including human beings, depending on how high in the atmosphere it is found. Ozone is naturally produced in the stratospheric portion of Earth's atmosphere (in the ozone layer) by the action of high-energy ultraviolet radiation on molecular oxygen (O2 ). By absorbing much of the Sun's ultraviolet radiation, the ozone layer serves as a sunscreen for organisms on Earth. In recent years the ozone has thinned or disappeared in parts of the ozone layer, creating an ozone hole that lets in dangerous amounts of ultraviolet radiation. Ozone holes are caused in part by the release into the atmosphere of industrial and commercial chemicals, in particular the chlorofluorocarbons (such as freon) used in aerosols, refrigerants, and certain cleaning solvents. Closer to Earth's surface, ozone is one of the so-called greenhouse gases that are produced by the burning of fossil fuels and cause the greenhouse effect. Ozone at ground level is also an air pollutant, contributing to respiratory diseases such as asthma.