The Fossil Fuel Story – Natural Gas, Gasoline, Diesel, Coal – Gifts and Poisons

By David Herron

Health effects of fossil fuel consumption

The exhaust from burning fossil fuels (oil anyway) has been studied several times and shown to cause cancer and other serious diseases. In many states in the U.S. gasoline pumps carry warning labels that the product dispensed through those pumps is known to cause cancer or other serious diseases.

Isn’t it strange there’s a large hue and cry over the dangers from smoking, over studies that show smoking tobacco can cause cancer, yet there isn’t any such talk over the dangers from automobile exhaust? And, why is it called “pollution” rather than what it is, poison?

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Health effects of fossil fuel consumption

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