1972-02-01

Public Confusion Over Gasoline: Where Are the Engineers? 720460

Industrial practices can cause consumer confusion. The failure to communicate between the highest levels of automotive and petroleum companies provides an example. Gasoline is taken for granted by the driving public. It is extremely toxic and its emission products are a major contributing factor to air pollution. Engineers know how automotive and gasoline problems are interlocked. The Clean Air Act has forced scientists and engineers to cooperate. Technological solutions and cleanup timetables are insurmountable only when this collaboration is missing. The substantiation of gasoline advertisements, trade secrecy, standardization, and lead consumption are also covered in this paper. To preserve a safe and pollution-free environment, the scientist and the engineer both have a duty to anticipate toxic and unsafe products and company practices.

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