Carbon monoxide concentrations and exceedances 2005–2013
New Zealand's Environmental Reporting Series: The Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a gas formed by incomplete combustion of fuels, in particular from road motor vehicles and burning wood and coal for home heating. It also occurs naturally, for example, from wild fires. CO can affect human health by interfering with the blood’s ability to carry oxygen and by aggravating heart conditions.
Road motor vehicles are the main source of carbon monoxide, followed closely by wood or coal burning for home heating. These two sources contribute 50 and 43 percent respectively of the combined carbon monoxide emissions produced by home heating, on-road vehicles and industry over a year.
Column units: - Disp_graph column: 1= displayed on graph; 0 = not displayed on graph - Variable column: mg_m3 = milligrams per cubic metre (mg/m3)
This dataset relates to the "Carbon monoxide concentrations" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.
Auckland Council; Regional Councils of Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Northland, and Wellington
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2005–2013; Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Northland, Wellington