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Domestic gas contains hazardous, cancer-causing air pollutants

From stoves to heaters, millions are unaware of the potential health implications of the fuel they use at home.

Harvard University researchers have conducted one of the first in-depth studies looking at the chemical makeup of gas once it reaches domestic consumers. 

The work, which analysed residential addresses in the Greater Boston area, concluded that gas contains volatile organic chemicals which can be toxic when leaked and have been directly linked to cancer. Moreover, the gases are known to form secondary health-damaging substances and emissions, including particulate matter and ozone. 

Specifically, the results showed that consumer-grade natural gas supplied to Massachusetts contained different levels of at least 21 hazardous air pollutants. These include benzene, toluene, ethylbezene, and hexane. Higher…

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