Nitrogen oxides : CAS#: 10102-43-9 (nitric oxide); #10102-44-0 (nitrogen dioxide)
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Nitrogen oxides : CAS#: 10102-43-9 (nitric oxide); #10102-44-0 (nitrogen dioxide)

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    April 2002

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    This fact sheet answers the most frequently asked health questions about nitrogen oxides. For more information, call the ATSDR Information Center at 1-800-232-4636. This fact sheet is one in a series of summaries about hazardous substances and their health effects. It is important you understand this information because this substance may harm you. The effects of exposure to any hazardous substance depend on the dose, the duration, how you are exposed, personal traits and habits, and whether other chemicals are present. Highlights: Everybody is exposed to small amounts of nitrogen oxides in ambient air. Higher exposure may occur by burning wood or kerosene or near gas stoves or if you smoke. Exposure to high levels of nitrogen oxides can damage the respiratory airways. Contact with the skin or eyes can cause burns. Nitrogen dioxide and nitric oxide have been found in at least 9 and 6 of the 1,585 National Priorities List sites identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), respectively. tfacts175.pdf
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