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Cell Phones and Gas Stations

You pull over at a gas station to fuel up and grab a candy bar. The dollar signs tick away as you pump gasoline into your car, and then your cell phone rings. Are you at risk of a dangerous explosion? Will the cell phone’s battery instantly catch on fire? Is a cell phone at a gas station like a ticking time bomb waiting to go off? The answer to these questions is: it is highly unlikely.

Birth of a Myth

Internet postings warning people of the dangers of cell phones at the gas pump began being circulated in 1999. They cited an accident that occurred in Indonesia in which a man and his car were engulfed by flames after he answered his cell phone while pumping gas. These reports did not stand and there was no evidence of a similar incident happening anywhere else in the world.

Could There Be a Risk?

Some experts agree that there could be a potential risk linked between cell phone use and explosions at fueling stations. However, there has yet to be a real life instance of this happening. Furthermore, both the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association and the American Petroleum Institute issued statements saying there is currently no evidence of this type of risk.

Explosions can be devastating and life threatening accidents. As safe and cautious as many people try to be, explosions often happen as a result of gross negligence. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in an explosion incident, you have the right to hold those liable responsible for their actions.

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