Ozone http://wunc.org en Ozone Levels Lower http://wunc.org/post/ozone-levels-lower <p>State health officials say fewer emissions from cars and industrial buildings cut down on air pollution this year. The annual ozone season officially ends today. There were 26 days in which ozone exceeded healthy levels. That's well below the 10-year average of 41 days. Division of Air Quality spokesman Tom Mather says recent numbers are lower despite back-to-back hot and dry summers.<br> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Will Michaels 7291 at http://wunc.org UNC Research Points To New Ozone Standard http://wunc.org/post/unc-research-points-new-ozone-standard <p></p><p>On warm days like today, pollution in the air can produce excess ozone near the ground. And air quality officials often issue ozone alerts - warning people with breathing problems to reduce activity or stay indoors.&nbsp; But new research from UNC indicates the current acceptable ozone levels established by the Environmental Protection Agency might actually be too high.&nbsp; Fri, 18 Mar 2011 22:00:00 +0000 Rose Hoban 9277 at http://wunc.org UNC Research Points To New Ozone Standard