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Ground Level Ozone

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Ground Level Ozone 

Ozone, commonly called smog, is a colorless, odorless gas that can be harmful to human health and plant life. All areas of Oregon currently meet the federal air quality standard for ozone.

Because the Portland-Vancouver area at one time did not meet the standard, DEQ developed an ozone maintenance plan that also includes the Salem-Keizer area. Implementing these plans has ensured that ozone levels in the Portland-Vancouver and Salem areas are in compliance with federal health standards.

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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Headquarters: 700 NE Multnomah Street, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-229-5696 or toll free in Oregon 1-800-452-4011
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