Ex­pan­sion will fuel spread of can­cer

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION -

I AGREE with Wil­liam CF Pierce’s letter ‘Time to cut fumes from diesel cars’ (Gazette, Fe­bru­ary 1) in which he also wrote about other fu­els and pointed out that petrol has ben­zene added.

Ben­zene is proven to cause can­cer, se­ri­ous blood dis­eases and bone mar­row dam­age, yet ben­zene is used by in­dus­try.

A pro­fes­sor at Brunel Univer­sity (An­dreas Kortenkamp) said that the use of a range of com­monly-used chem­i­cals which can in­ter­fere with the hu­man sys­tem must be re­duced.

Call­ing for ac­tion, he said: “We will not be able to re­duce can­cer

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