Home Health Best practices for environmental health : environmental pollution, protection, quality and sustainability
Drycleaners are the largest source of perchloroethylene emissions in the United States. Because of their locations and closeness to large numbers of people, they create a health hazard and may cause dizziness, nausea, headaches, and possibly cancer in people.
Best Practices for Dry Cleaners
Gas Stations and Gasoline Distribution Facilities
Leakage may occur from pipelines, bulk terminals, storage areas, transferring areas, tank trucks, rail cars, equipment, etc. Below the surface of gas stations, there are hundreds of thousands of underground gasoline storage tanks, many of them old, damaged, rusty, and poorly maintained, and all of them potentially can contaminate ground and surface water sources, and cause land and air pollution. Gas stations may have faulty, malfunctioning, or inadequately protected nozzles for dispensing gas. Other problems include gasoline spills, diesel spills, antifreeze and motor oil spills, etc. Ten toxic air pollutants including benzene and toluene are present in the gasoline vapor.
Best Practices for Gas Stations and Gasoline Distribution Facilities
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