Throughout the nation, mobile sources (e.g. cars, trucks, buses) account for a large fraction of acrolein emissions to the
environment. Acrolein is emitted into the atmosphere through incomplete combustion of gasoline from automotive tailpipes.
Acrolein causes eye irritation, burning of the nose and throat, and lung damage. These effects usually disappear after exposure
stops. However, there is very little information about how exposure to acrolein affects people's health.
Acrolein Concentrations in Outdoor Air, by New Jersey County, 2005
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