As policymakers and public health experts dig deeper into the human costs of air pollution, including heightened risk from COVID-19 among vulnerable communities, a rapidly growing body of research is raising awareness of the threat posed by toxic fuel additives, including benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene (BTEX).
These petroleum-based aromatic compounds play a dominant role in the formation of toxic missions linked to cancer, as well as neurological, cardiovascular, and reproductive damage.
According to the World Health Organisation, an estimated 4.2 million premature deaths globally are linked to air pollution, marking it as one of the world’s top killers.
A safer and cleaner alternative: ethanol Fortunately, people have a better option in ethanol, the single most affordable and abundant alternative to petroleum-based fuel additives that threaten air quality in communities across the globe.
To fully appreciate ethanol’s value, it is important to recognise that all petroleum requires additives to boost octane and allow engines to run.
Motor fuels contain a variety of petrochemicals, each with their own characteristics and hazards....
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