Description – Nitrogen Dioxide is a dark brown liquid or gas with a distinct, unpleasant odor. The primary source of nitrogen dioxide toxicity occurs from indoor combustion processes, such as tobacco smoke, welding and gas stoves.
Risks – Exposure to Nitrogen Dioxide can result in irritation to the upper respiratory tract, mucosal membranes, and eyes. Chronic low-level exposure can increase the risk of complications in asthmatics, decrease lung function in those with respiratory ailments and increase the risk of respiratory infections and bronchitis. At very high doses, nitrogen dioxide exposure may result in pulmonary edema and widespread lung injury.
If you believe you or a loved one has become ill because of Nitrogen Dioxide exposure you should consider personal injury attorney. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine who is responsible for your exposure to Nitrogen Dioxide and get proper compensation for your injuries.