The United States has gone from having the worst ozone pollution in the world to having one of the lowest levels of ozone in the industrialized world, according to a new study.
The study, published by the University of Texas-Dallas, found that the U.S. has reduced ozone pollution levels to the point where it is the worst among the 28 industrialized nations on the planet.
Ozone is a chemical compound that causes a cloud of fine particles to form on the surface of the Earth’s atmosphere.
The concentration of ozone is so low that it can be completely avoided by living near sources of ozone, such as vehicles and buildings.
Oxygen is considered by the Environmental Protection Agency to be one of humanity’s most critical resources, and ozone pollution has been a major concern since the beginning of the ozone crisis in 1990.
In a new report released Thursday, the U of T study found that ozone levels in the U