June 11, 2019 | Jim Lane | BiofuelsDigest
In Washington, a new report concludes that emissions from petroleum-based gasoline “are 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 used to increase octane in gasoline.
A 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, and was produced by the Clean Fuels Development Coalition, in cooperation with the Urban Air Initiative, as we reported recently in the Digest.
Let’s look in more depth at the topic of what we do with aromatics. You see, they do have high-value uses though combustion may not be one of them.