Sources of carbon monoxide in air
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In the Waikato region, vehicles, home heating and industry are the main sources of air pollution. This indicator estimates the proportions of carbon monoxide (CO) going into the air from each of these sources. Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that is colourless, odourless and tasteless. It’s absorbed into the bloodstream of people and animals, causing health effects ranging from headaches and dizziness to loss of consciousness and death.
This indicator shows that:
- In Hamilton, and Te Kuiti motor vehicles and home heating are the main sources of carbon monoxide.
- Domestic heating is the main source of carbon monoxide in Tokoroa, Waihi, Matamata, Putaruru, Ngaruawahia, Te Awamutu and Turangi.
- In Taupo motor vehicles and domestic heating contribute almost equally to carbon monoxide concentrations.
- Find out more in the Report Card.
Updated 16 December 2008
- All data were collected between 2004 and 2007.
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- Find out more about air quality around the Waikato Region.