A User’s Guide To Oil, Coal, and Gas There are many reasons to reject fossil fuels now, after 200 years of their reign as society’s primary energy source. History will articulate both the benefits provided to human society derived from fossil fuel energy technologies from 1750 to the present — and the extensive costs. In […]
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Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons — #6 In "Top 10 Toxic Ingredients Used By The Fossil Fuel Industries" Series
This is part of a 10-part series on the “Top 10 Toxic Ingredients Used By The Fossil Fuel Industries.” Read, share, and check in tomorrow for the next part, which will focus on formaldehyde. 6. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) Fossil Fuel Sources: Oil and Coal In actuality, this is not a single listing — polycyclic aromatic […]
A team of medical and environmental researchers at Beijing University have confirmed the causal relationship between exposure to high levels of organic pollutants (primarily polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs) by pregnant women and the occurrence of neural tube defects. Organic pollutants result from the burning of natural substances such as coal, wood, and plant matter. A similar link was found with DDT residue exposure, even thought the pesticide has been banned in China since 1982.