nitrogen dioxide

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nitrogen dioxide

NO2, a toxic greenhouse gas, produced primarily by the combustion of fossil fuels. It is a powerful oxidant that can cause lung injury when inhaled at high concentrations.
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nitrogen dioxide

A toxic oxide of nitrogen that in concentrations of over about 100 parts per million will cause irritation of the nose and throat, watering of the eyes, cough, headache, and nausea and vomiting. UK occupational exposure safe limits are 5 ppm for 15 minutes and 3 ppm for an 8 hour day.
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