Why is Ozone So Dangerous?

This video is a part of Animated Atmosphere, a suite of short videos produced by the UCAR Center for Science Education with FableVision Studios.

While ozone high in the atmosphere protects Earth from the Sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, ground level ozone is dangerous to plants and animals. It damages plant leaves and the lungs of animals. Learn more about ozone pollution and how you can help reduce it.