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Fourteen years of carbon monoxide from MOPITT
Description: Carbon monoxide (CO) is perhaps best known for the lethal effects it can have in homes with faulty appliances and poor ventilation. In the U.S., the colorless, odorless gas kills about 430 people each year. Indoors or outdoors, the gas can disrupt the transport of oxygen by the blood, leading to heart and health problems. CO also contributes to the formation of tropospheric ozone, another air pollutant with unhealthy effects. And though CO does not cause climate change directly, its presence affects the abundance of greenhouse gases such as methane and carbon dioxide. [Source: NASA Climate Change News]
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Source: NASA Climate Change News
Publish Date: 6/2/2015
Reading Level: Basic
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