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Nitric oxides are by-products of combustion processes. Under sunlight, they are instrumental in the formation of ground-level ozone and are also a source of fine dust.
- Main sources: road transport, combustion plants, solvents, agriculture
- Health effects: irritants and narrows the bronchi, intensifies lung diseases, increases the risk of diabetes and heart/circulatory diseases
- Affected risk groups: persons with lung disease or increased cardiovascular risk, children, seniors, outdoor active persons
- Effects on the environment: Impaired plant growth, leading to overfertilization and acidification of soils and waters.