The Risks of Fuel Storage
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Storing gasoline and diesel at home can put you and your family in danger.
Know the risks and be aware!
Why storing fuel is dangerous?
- Storing gasoline and diesel is unsafe because these products emit flammable vapors;
- Children who are not aware of the dangers of fuel may play with the fuel containers and unintentionally harm themselves or cause an accident;
- Gasoline and diesel can react overtime with plastic storage containers leading to their decomposition, which results in the leak of the product.
Why are the fuel vapors risky?
- Vapors emitted by gasoline and diesel can form a burnable mixture in air. This mixture can explode when in contact with any spark initiated by:
any electrical equipment
Great damages and casualties may occur due to the explosion;
If inhaled the vapors can cause:
nose and throat irritation