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  • American Lung Association Clean Air Choice
    foreign oil imports and support local economy by choosing to use cleaner alternative fuels and vehicles For more information on adding clean vehicles and fuels to your fleet contact your local Clean Cities coalition at 1 800 LUNG USA in

    Original URL path: http://www.cleanairchoice.org/fuels/fleets_com.cfm?FromPage=e85 (2016-04-29)
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  • American Lung Association Clean Air Choice: Pollutants
    Acetaldehyde is found in automobile and diesel exhaust It is a colorless volatile water soluble liquid Limited exposure may cause eye skin and respiratory tract irritation Symptoms of exposure include nausea vomiting headache dermatitis and pulmonary edema In sufficient concentrations acetaldehyde can effect animals in a similar way to humans Studies have shown that long term exposure is likely to cause respiratory tract cancers Return to Pollutants Home Page American

    Original URL path: http://www.cleanairchoice.org/air/pollutants_Acet.cfm (2016-04-29)
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  • American Lung Association Clean Air Choice: Pollutants
    Conservation Tips Climate Change Return Home Pollutants Acrolein Acrolein is a white or yellow liquid that burns easily It is formed by the breakdown of certain pollutants found in outdoor air from burning gasoline or tobacco use Acrolein is highly toxic to humans Health effects include eye irritation and upper respiratory tract irritation and congestion Return to Pollutants Home Page American Lung Association of The Upper Midwest 490 Concordia Avenue

    Original URL path: http://www.cleanairchoice.org/air/pollutants_Acro.cfm (2016-04-29)
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  • American Lung Association Clean Air Choice: Pollutants
    serious health effects after a period of exposure Benzene Benzene is a volatile colorless highly flammable liquid with a sweet odor It is an aromatic hydrocarbon present in small proportion in some crude oils It is found in the emissions from burning coal and oil motor vehicle exhaust and evaporation from gasoline service stations Benzene inhalation may cause headaches dizziness drowsiness confusion tremors loss of consciousness and acute myeloid leukemia cancer in chronic exposure situations 1 3 Butadiene 1 3 Butadiene is a colorless gas with a mild gasoline like odor Sources include motor vehicle exhaust oil refineries chemical manufacturing plants and plastic and rubber factories It is cancer causing in long term exposures Other health effects include irritation of eyes nasal passages throat and lungs and neurological effects such as blurred vision fatigue headaches vertigo and cardiovascular disease Xylene Xylene is a colorless sweet smelling liquid that is highly flammable and occurs naturally in petroleum and coal tar Sources of xylene exposure include inhaling automobile exhaust or touching gasoline paint paint removers varnish shellac and rust inhibitors Xylene affects the central nervous system CNS Health effects from short term exposure include irritation of the eyes nose and throat nausea

    Original URL path: http://www.cleanairchoice.org/air/pollutants_Airtox.cfm (2016-04-29)
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  • American Lung Association Clean Air Choice: Pollutants
    It affects the body s ability to absorb oxygen and deliver it to the organs and tissues Health effects include fatigue headaches and slowed reflexes High exposures can cause unconsciousness and death The brain and heart are the organs most sensitive to carbon monoxide exposure Other symptoms of overexposure may include dizziness weakness nausea confusion chest pain and abnormal heart rhythms Exposure to CO is particularly dangerous for those with

    Original URL path: http://www.cleanairchoice.org/air/pollutants_CarbMon.cfm (2016-04-29)
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  • American Lung Association Clean Air Choice: Pollutants
    Home Pollutants Chloroform Chloroform is a very volatile colorless liquid It may be released into the air from a variety of sources including evaporation from water and soil releases from hazardous waste sites and sanitary landfills and evaporation from tap water while showering Health effects include central nervous system depression dizziness headaches tiredness and liver conditions such as hepatitis and jaundice Return to Pollutants Home Page American Lung Association of

    Original URL path: http://www.cleanairchoice.org/air/pollutants_Chlor.cfm (2016-04-29)
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  • American Lung Association Clean Air Choice: Pollutants
    Dioxide Toluene Conservation Tips Climate Change Return Home Pollutants Ethylene Dibromide Ethylene Dibromide is a colorless liquid with a mildly sweet odor It was used mainly as an additive to leaded gasoline and as a fumigant for agricultural purpose Health effects include damage to the liver kidney and testis and severe skin irritation Return to Pollutants Home Page American Lung Association of The Upper Midwest 490 Concordia Avenue St Paul

    Original URL path: http://www.cleanairchoice.org/air/pollutants_Ethyl.cfm (2016-04-29)
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  • American Lung Association Clean Air Choice: Pollutants
    Matter Sulfur Dioxide Toluene Conservation Tips Climate Change Return Home Pollutants Formaldehyde Formaldehyde is a colorless gas with a pungent odor Chief sources of formaldehyde in ambient air include power plants manufacturing facilities incinerators and automobiles Health effects include coughing wheezing chest pains and bronchitis and eye nose and throat irritation Return to Pollutants Home Page American Lung Association of The Upper Midwest 490 Concordia Avenue St Paul MN 55103

    Original URL path: http://www.cleanairchoice.org/air/pollutants_Form.cfm (2016-04-29)
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