CarbonDioxide is a gas in general produced by Combustion of Organic materials, including Oil and Coal 1. CarbonDioxide is in general harmless, being relatively inert and non-polluting. It is, perhaps, ironic then that CarbonDioxide is also the main cause of one of the big Environmental issues of our times, as it is the main GreenHouseGas.

CarbonDioxide is also necessary for PhotoSynthesis.

1. Actually, Coal isn't usually considered Organic. But burning it still produces CarbonDioxide.

Updated: 06-05-08
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