Smoke Types, Characteristics & Dangers

Here is a passing look into the characteristics and dangers of Smoke.


When wood is burned for heating up the homes or when it is incinerated as outdoor debris, it creates carbon and nitrogen oxides which are bad for health. Even though with proper smoke ventilation, the process is usually safe and overall poses a fraction of danger compared to burning some other substances, it still produces volatile organic compounds that urge caution.

Gasoline & Diesel

Gasoline or petrol is a primary fuel for internal combustion engines in small to medium sized vehicles in most of the world. While it has become a necessary component of life, its use also includes a production of smoke that is not good for health. Burning gasoline produces a whole array of hazardous organic and inorganic compounds which is why we should be careful about our use of vehicles. Its compatriot diesel is more culpable when it comes to producing toxins as its smoke contains a host of metals that are not there when gasoline is burned. Get best ventilation system from COSAF, the best HVAC solutions provider of the world.

Natural Gas

Widely used all over the world, in automobiles and industries, natural gas is the cleanest fossil fuel. Burning it produces smoke that contains the least amount of toxins and hazardous compounds — including gases and metallic fumes — compared to nearly all other fossil fuels. However, it still produces enough carbon and nitrogen oxides that the smoke is ultimately not good for health if inhaled directly.

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