For the same public health reasons the public demand lead be phased out of gasoline, the United States must now phase down the amount of carbon-intensive and benzene-laced carcinogenic aromatic compounds in gasoline. Congress provided EPA with the authority to reduce the amount of mobile source air toxics (i.e., aromatics) from gasoline emissions “to the greatest extent achievable” when they signed the Clean Air Act in 1990. The Safe Gasoline Campaign will work with all interested parties to define a pathway to safer gasoline using a new cleaner and higher-octane standard for gasoline.
New Report Documents Connection Between Toxic Fuel Additives, Vehicle Emissions and Human Health Threats
A new report from CFDC calls emissions from consumer gasoline one of the biggest health threats facing the American public. The report links a wide range of respiratory and even neurological diseases to toxic carcinogenic compounds refiners use to increase octane in gasoline.
The new Fact Book entitled What’s in Our Gasoline Is Killing Us: Mobile Source Air Toxics and The Threat to Public Health is the result of research and review of hundreds of studies and medical and technical reports.
The Mobile Source Air Toxics Fact Book was supported by more than two dozen groups from the ethanol industry and makes a compelling case for replacing carcinogenic octane additives with clean octane ethanol. Find it and related information through CFDC’s Safe Gasoline Campaign.