What are the human health concerns? posted on 9:37 AM, June 7, 2016
GLO makes breathing difficult for those with lung or heart problems, and for children whose respiratory systems are not fully developed. It is also linked to headaches, burning eyes, irritated sinuses, chest tightness and other maladies.
What are the sources? posted on 9:37 AM, June 7, 2016
GLO is formed from chemical reactions among precursor gases, principally nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds in the presence of sunlight. It builds up, especially when the air is stagnant, and is the main ingredient of smog.
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The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.