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Nearly 10% of robberies happen at gas stations and convenience stores. 

https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2017/crime-in-the-u.s.-2017/topic-pages/robbery

Crime at Convenience Stores/Gas Stations

"slider crimes and car thefts are out of control. Thursday morning around 10 a.m., a woman was getting gas here, she had her keys in her hand when she said a man ran up from behind her, snatched her keys, jumped in her car and took off. "

http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/atlanta-police-trying-new-tactic-to-combat-slider-crimes-and-car-thefts-at-gas-stations

"The scientists found that children living in proximity to gas stations and commercial garages were four times more likely to have developed leukemia. They were almost eight times as likely to have developed one specific form of the cancer, acute non-lymphocytic leukemia."

 

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/leukemia-rates-high-for-kids-living-near-gas-stations/article20434890/

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"The thieves are targeting women who are alone and get out of their vehicles to pump gas.."

 

 

https://wgno.com/2018/04/11/drivers-warned-of-sliders-targeting-women-at-gas-stations/

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

 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181004110021.htm

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Higher ozone levels can lead to respiratory problems and asthma, while benzene is a known cancer-causing chemical, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-it-safe-to-live-near-gas-station/

"In recent years, comparative risk studies performed by EPA and its Science Advisory Board (SAB) have consistently ranked indoor air pollution among the top five environmental risks to public health. Good IAQ is an important component of a healthy indoor environment, and can help schools reach their primary goal of educating children."

 

 

https://www.epa.gov/iaq-schools/why-indoor-air-quality-important-schools

Early exposure to alcohol and tobacco marketing, such as marketing in a convenience store, is associated with a 50% increase in the odds of ever smoking. 

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448595/?fbclid=IwAR3gwJ3Dx7ybOKC29sVscEEcCi3cg8X1ZXWW-uOHrUccc5afEfBY4ftEK-M

"Given the importance of the toxicity of benzene, this review article provides summaries of the current scientific knowledge and understanding of the clinical findings and health consequences of benzene exposure among children. Specifically, this article summarizes the quantitative changes in hematological and hepatic functions in addition to qualitative changes among somatic symptom in children exposed to benzene."

 

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6100118/?fbclid=IwAR3hW5pc9W488DgA3XP6dfR0FfmeE-TMjcV-FfIiYD0-Td3NOeSlkXiFCkU

"The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has determined that benzene causes cancer in humans. Long-term exposure to high levels of benzene in the air can cause leukemia, cancer of the blood-forming organs."

 

https://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/benzene/basics/facts.asp?fbclid=IwAR1m5o3usr6lvzY26Svc61YcgYSkJ3XpSdCkTrhw2lI84Lzf0Y1see6Zsno

"The longer a child lived near a gas station, the higher the risk, according to the study. The risk of developing leukemia increased by about 3 per cent per month, including time spent in utero.

The research did not reveal any increased cancer risk for children living in proximity to a host of other commercial and industrial enterprises such as plastic factories, printing plants, metal works and retail shops.

Nor was any link found between childhood leukemia and living in close proximity to high-traffic roads."

 

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/leukemia-rates-high-for-kids-living-near-gas-stations/article20434890/?fbclid=IwAR36p4f3cUaQP2VsGctkyqb8iOW9euAOJlGoTiMpSL7GLxV4R97OGigsbB4