Nitrogen Dioxide Details
What is it?
A reddish-brown gas with a sharp odour. It is generated through combustion, especially motor vehicle exhaust and fossil fuel burning electrical power generation.
What does it do?
High concentrations can damage plants, and corrode metals. It can irritate the eyes, throat, and lungs. It also contributes to acid rain, which impacts sensitive lakes and rivers. NO2 also reacts with other pollutants to cause the formation of ground level ozone.