A new study receiving lots of attention this week has shown that burning common paraffin wax based candles releases potentially harmful pollutants. Scientists from South Carolina State University burned candles in a special chamber so as to monitor the contents of the smoke, and found that benzene, toluene and ketones where present. Benzene has been linked […]
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Richard Czuprynski says that during his employment with KCS, he was exposed to benzene, xylene, toluene, mixed solvents and diesel exhaust (which also contains benzene and other chemicals).
“Of the 40,000 people who responded to Ground Zero after the attacks, 70 percent, or 33,000, are sick or dying as a result of their service”/ “A lot of the things they were exposed to, such as benzene, have in the past possibly been implicated with an increased incidence in the cancer.”
Old underground gas storage tanks put people at risk of exposure to benzene and other carcinogens. As these tanks deteriorate, they release their content into the ground, threatening to poison ground water, and drinking water wells. According to a 2005 Sierra Club report, in 2005 the U.S. had 680,000 leaking underground storage tanks, with about […]
According to the World Health Organization over 25% of illness world wide is caused by environmental toxins, meaning pollution. Arguably, the ignorance that allowed humans to mindlessly pollute the planet in pursuit of economic prosperity fueled the industrial revolution and allowed the rise of industrialized nations in the 20th century. However, today there are many […]