Nitrogen Oxides: Impacts On Public Health And The Environment.
In addition to attainment of the public health standards for ozone, decreases in emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) are helpful to several other efforts to improve the environment. On a national scale, decreases in NOx emissions will also decrease acid deposition, nitrates in drinking water, excessive nitrogen loadings to aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and ambient concentrations of nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter and toxics. On a global scale, decreases in NOx emissions will, to some degree, reduce greenhouse gases and stratospheric ozone depletion. Thus, management of air emissions is essential to both air quality and watershed protection on national and global scales.
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