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Parameters Measured

Nitrogen Dioxide

Nitrogen Dioxide is measured in parts per billion.

Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is one of a group of highly reactive gasses known as "oxides of nitrogen", or "nitrogen oxides (NOx)". Other nitrogen oxides include nitrous acid and nitric acid. While EPA's National Ambient Air Quality Standard covers this entire group of NOx, NO2 is the component of greatest interest and the indicator for the larger group of nitrogen oxides. NO2 forms quickly from emissions from cars, trucks and buses, power plants, and off-road equipment. In addition to contributing to the formation of ground-level ozone and fine particle pollution, NO2 is linked with a number of adverse effects on the respiratory system.