EU climate service issues ozone health warning due to heatwave

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Ozone values are rising to levels hazardous to health across north-western Europe as a result of the current heatwave, the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) warned on Tuesday. “In mid-July, daily maximum values of surface ozone, which peak during the middle of the day, reached unhealthy levels in Portugal, Spain and Italy with some locations measuring in excess of 200 micrograms per cubic metre,” CAMS said. While this situation was likely to ease, levels are expected to rise above 120 micrograms per cubic metre across northern and western parts of Europe from Jul…

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