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That Smog You Can Sometimes See is Bad For You

La Voz de Almería reports that the ozone levels measured in Almería City (El Boticario), in Bédar and in Rodalquilar are all above safety levels as recommended by the World Health Organisation. In the station in Bédar, emissions from the various heavy industries in Carboneras and Villaricos - 'particularly in the spring and summer' says La Voz, adding sententiously, '...also affecting an indeterminate number of tourists who visit our province...'. (a new measuring station, in Mojácar, appears to be showing high levels as well), are over the acceptable limits for an average of 55 days per year. The limit being 120 micrograms of ozone per cubic metre of air (μg/m3) for not more than 25 days per year. High ozone levels also attack agriculture, with 'noticeable effects on crops' with production losses in the Levante of '...39% in watermelons, 31% for beans and 26% for tomatoes'.
The estimate is that 100 people die from premature deaths thanks to ozone effects in Almería.


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