Nitrogen Dioxide, which is a primary component of NOx, is produced when fuel is
burned in motor vehicles, power plants, industrial boilers, and other sources.
Nitrogen Dioxide can place a strain on the heart and respiratory
system, and can increase a person's susceptibility to respiratory
Monitors in Florida have never measured a violation of the ambient standard
for nitrogen dioxide.
The new federal Clean Air Act
Amendments require further reductions of nitrogen oxides emissions because
of their relationship to acid rain and ozone formation. As a result,
we expect no violations of the ambient air quality standard for nitrogen
dioxide in the future either.
August 04, 2014