If you think that gas fumes are causing some of the recent car accidents in the United States, you are not alone.
But is it true that these fumes are making cars explode?
In a new study, researchers from Stanford University and the University of California at Santa Barbara found that people who have been exposed to benzene are more likely to suffer car-related injuries than people who were not.
The researchers conducted a nationwide study, looking at 1,700 people who had been exposed, with information on how long they had been breathing gas.
They then asked people if they thought benzene was to blame for their accidents.
Most people said they thought the fumes were the main reason, according to a study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
But the researchers did find that those who had smoked cigarettes or had been drinking alcohol at the time of the accident were more likely than non-smokers to blame benzene.
When they asked the same people about their risk for cancer, benzene accounted for 37% of the drivers’ risk of cancer.
Other chemicals, like the common gasoline-burning fuel, are linked to more serious injuries, according the study.
So what is it about benzene that makes it a dangerous gas?
For one, the substance can irritate the eyes, nose and throat.
It can also cause headaches and nosebleeds.
Researchers at the University at Albany in New York also found that benzene can cause the release of a chemical called diacetyl.
Diacetyl is a toxic gas that has been linked to the deaths of more than 300 people in the U.S. from 1985 to 2009.
That’s because diacetylethyl is metabolized by the liver, which in turn breaks down diacetaldehyde, a gas that is also used in the combustion of wood, paper and wood products.
It’s the second most common type of cancer in the world, after lung cancer, according Cancer Council International.
Benzene can also trigger a host of other health problems, including breathing problems, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers.
A 2010 study found that nearly half of all U.K. car accidents occurred because of benzene exposure.
Car crashes are also linked to air pollution.
Benzene is a known irritant of the lungs and can cause a range of respiratory problems.
More than 90% of benzane-related deaths in the UK have occurred in older people, according government statistics.
Many of these deaths have been linked with benzene-related respiratory illnesses.