Find out more about some common sources of pollution, how they might affect your risk of cancer, and what you can do to help protect yourself and your loved ones.
Benzene is a colorless, flammable liquid with a sweet odor. The link between benzene and cancer has largely focused on leukemia and cancers of other blood cells.
Diesel is a type of fuel derived from crude oil. Large engines, including those used in many trucks, buses, trains, construction and farm equipment, generators, ships, and in some cars, run on diesel fuel.
MTBE (methyl tertiary-butyl ether) other oxygenates make gasoline burn better. Despite its potential benefits to air quality, MTBE has some properties that can cause problems.