High-ozone days tied to increased odds of burst appendix

07/12/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

A Canadian study published online in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found an up to 22% higher risk of perforated appendix with each 16 parts-per-billion increase of ozone in the air. Researchers noted a link between short-term ambient ozone exposure and greater appendicitis-related hospital visits.

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