New study finds gasoline stations vent up to 10x more benzene fumes than previously thought

A study led by environmental health scientists at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health examined the release of vapors from gasoline station vent pipes, and found benzene emissions were 10 times higher than estimates used in setback regulations that determine how close schools, playgrounds, and parks can be to the facilities...


"Gas Stations Vent Far More Toxic Fumes Than Previously Thought"

Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, Oct. 04 2018

"Gas Station Toxic Fume Emissions Are 10 Times Higher Than Thought, Study Finds"

Newsweek, Oct. 7 2018

"Vent pipe emissions from storage tanks at gas stations: Implications for setback distances"

Science of the Total Environment (, Sept. 24, 2018