Is Gasoline Toxic ?

Rosalind Dalefield rdalefie at
Wed Nov 10 06:15:14 EST 1999

Short answer, yes, gasoline is toxic. Gasoline is not a single compound but
a mixture of a whole lot of things. To go through them all re toxicity and
carcinogenicity is a bit much for an email..I suggest you go to the website
of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
On the left hand side of the page, the fifth line down says "Search Site".
click on that, and do a search for gasoline.  The ATSDR provides excellent
information in layman's terms and in professional's terms.


Dr. Rosalind Dalefield BVSc PhD
rdalefie at
Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Toxicology
Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology

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