dangers of adulterated diesel

Dangers of adulterated diesel “kpo-fire” to Health

Adulterated diesel popularly known as “kpo-fire” continues to dominate the AGO market. End-users prefer to patronise the much cheaper substance. Kpo-fire which is a mixture of kerosene and petrol is refined locally and illegally then distributed locally for consumption. The economic implications of adulterated diesel cannot be overemphasized. However this article isn’t focused on the economic implications but on the dangers it poses to our health.

Kpo-fire is detrimental to human health. Although it is a cheap product, the dangers outweigh the cost. Just like the Federal Ministry of Health warns that smokers are liable to die young, the Ministry also warns about the dangers of adulterated diesel to human health.

Dangers of Adulterated Diesel to Humans

lung cancer can be caused by inhaling adulterated diesel fumes.

lung cancer can be caused by inhaling kpo-fire fumes

Lungs inflammations/cancer: Research has shown that the fumes which emanate from engines that run on adulterated diesel are very harmful to human health. These bad diesel combustions make the soot which is part of fine particulate matter (PM 2.5), an air-quality contaminant.  Diesel soot contains much toxics and can be inhaled into the deepest parts of the lungs where it is able to enter the bloodstream. It also can accumulate in the lungs over time, obstructing oxygen transfer to the blood and causing many health problems. Scientific studies indicate that fine particles are linked directly to asthma; bronchitis; acute and chronic respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath and painful breathing; cancer; and premature deaths.

Adulterated diesel fumes causes risk to the lungs. The United Nations in an article on “Dangers of Adulterated fuels” cited lung cancer as a long term effect of inhaling fumes from bad diesel otherwise known as kpo-fire.

Kpo-fire also causes soot. Soot is a deep black powdery or flaky substance. It consists largely of amorphous carbon, produced by the incomplete burning of organic matter.

Many people turn to Kpo-fire because of the price of the substance. But the risks it poses to health supersedes the cost to buy it.

We should learn to protect our health by all means; staying away from all forms of adulterated diesel is a great start.

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