Pollution Glossary

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

A colorless, odorless, toxic gas, produced by incomplete burning of carbon-based fuels, including petrol, oil, and wood. Cigarette smoke also contains carbon monoxide. Second only to carbon dioxide in pollutant concentration, carbon monoxide is a toxic trace gas whose levels correlate closely to traffic volume in urban areas.

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