Sometimes Standards Set Just Aren't Good Enough!

"There's a wooden fence, cedar trees and even a fire-proof wall between him and a neighbouring Shell station, but Richard Martin says nothing stops the gas fumes from drifting over his property, into his home and into his lungs."

Richard Martin was also hospitalized for burns on his lungs from the fumes.

People seem to think that just because regulations and standards are put in place that everything will be ok. However, these regulations were set in place before the new research that shows benzene coming from gas stations is 10x more potent than originally thought.

"the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), which is the lead agency in Ontario responsible for fuel handling and storage, has found that all vapour recovery equipment has been installed properly according to its Liquid Fuels Handling Code."

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