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Nitrogen oxide (NOx)

What is NOx?

NOx is a term that describes nitrogen oxides, harmful pollutants that are emitted by car exhausts and have been proven to have serious health implications. NOx also reacts with chemicals in the air to form soot particulates. Exposure to this soot can cause strokes, heart disease, lung cancer and respiratory infections.

Related Jargon

How does a diesel particulate filter work?

A diesel particulate filter (DPF) removes soot from the exhaust emissions of diesel engines by trapping the soot as it passes through the car's exhaust system.

What does a catalytic converter do?

A catalytic converter controls harmful emissions by breaking down the harmful compounds that are produced by vehicle engines.

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