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What are the human health concerns?

posted on 9:47 AM, June 7, 2016

Small levels of nitrogen oxides can cause nausea, irritated eyes and/or nose, fluid forming in lungs and shortness of breath. Breathing in high levels can lead to rapid, burning spasms, swelling of the throat, reduced oxygen intake, and a larger build-up of fluids in lungs and/or even death. Nitrogen oxides can contribute to ongoing respiratory issues at high levels and can also cause visual impairment.

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