In the Air

Health Issues

Pregnant Woman Beware: Carbon Monoxide (CO) can harm an unborn child.

If you feel dizzy or have a headache: This can arise from exposure to levels of 100ppm of CO.

Permanent Damage: Extended exposure can damage the nervous system, the heart and vision.


Reduce traffic: Use public transportation, walk or bike.

Deforestation for fire control: Prevents against extensive Carbon Monoxide (CO) emissions due to forest fires

Revise your heating system!

Sulfur dioxide / Carbon monoxide / Nitrogen dioxide / Particulate / Ozone

Carbon Monoxide

General Information: Carbon Monoxide (CO) is an uncoloured gas that is non-odorous, inflammable and highly toxic. It is known for domestic accidents related to gas heating and is partially responsible for the greenhouse effect. In natural areas a typical CO level is 0.1ppm, in urban areas of intense traffic it can reach 100ppm - 1000 times higher.

Emissions: Carbon monoxide (CO) is produced from the combustion of gas, oil, kerosene, carbon, petrol and wood. Traffic is responsible for 91% of the CO emissions. Beyond killng trees and destroying their capacity to produce oxygen, forsest fires produce high quantities of this gas.