The Consequences of Gasoline Emissions

Human health consequences of gasoline emissions include:

  • Aggravation of respiratory problems
  • Birth defects
  • Chest pain
  • Coughing
  • Emphysema
  • Eye, nose, and throat irritatio
  • Headaches
  • Heart disease
  • Increased susceptibility to lung infection and pulmonary disease
  • Impaired lung function
  • Impaired mental functions
  • Impaired visual perception
  • Increased incidences of cancer
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nervous system damage
  • Permanent lung damage
  • Persistent cough
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Reduced flow of oxygen in the bloodstream
  • Reproductive problems (decreased sperm count)
  • Respiratory tract irritation
  • Retarded fetal development
  • Shallowness of breath
  • Worsening of effects of bronchitis (2)

Environmental consequences of gasoline emissions include:

  • Acid rain
  • Acidification of waterways
  • Air pollution
  • Climate forcing
  • Crop degradation
  • Deforestation
  • Global warming
  • Reduced atmospheric visibility
  • Smog
  • Water pollution