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In article <515tb7$rhs@hydrogen.smallworld.co.uk>,
Robert Erskine <robert@Smallworld.co.uk> wrote:
>A good point, which got lost in the flame. Benzene fumes are highly
>carcinogenic, and in some countries the lead-free pumps are modified to
>protect the motorist while filling. [...]

>Apparently these fumes are still carcinogenic (though less so) when
>burnt without the use of a cat.

Eh?  It's the fumes of the *unburnt* lead-free petrol which are
carcinogenic.  It doesn't matter whether you've got a catalytic
convertor or not: there won't be much benzene left by the time
it's been through the engine of a car...

Tim.
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Cambridge, UK | of truth and wisdom." -- Richard Kettlewell

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From: tim@pipex.net (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: cam.misc
Subject: Re: Hydrocarbons: (was Wicken Fen etc.)
Date: 11 Sep 1996 14:08:46 GMT
Organization: UUNET PIPEX
Message-ID: <516h5e$5fl@wave.news.pipex.net>
References: <323068e9.0@news.flexnet.net>
  <514279$rhs@hydrogen.smallworld.co.uk>
  <514a5m$rku@lyra.csx.cam.ac.uk> <515tb7$rhs@hydrogen.smallworld.co.uk>

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