Epidemiological studies on Petroleum toxicity


  • Gyanendra Awasthi Department of Biochemistry, Dolphin (PG) Institute of Bio medical & Natural Sciences, Dehradun, India.
  • Deepali Joshi ICFAI University, Dehradun, India.
  • Aditya Swarup Suresh Gyan Vihar University Dehradun, India.
  • T K Mandal ICFAI University, Dehradun, India.
  • D K Awasthi Department of Chemistry, J N (PG) College, Lucknow, India.


Gasoline, Toxicity, epidemiological studies


Gasoline or petrol is the generic term for petroleum fuel used for internal combustion of engines. Petroleum fumes are ubiquitous in our environment and the common sources of contact or exposure are petrochemical industries (refineries, oils field, and filling stations) and homes. Also the daily use of petroleum outside the industrial settings is likely to have effect on users. The present review compiles the epidemiological studies done in various parts of world on the harmful effects of petroleum products.The available studies suggest that petroleum products are more toxic to liver and kidney as compared to other organs, No conclusive studies are available to support the role of petroleum products in skin, respiratory,reproductive and neuropsychiatric disorders.


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Gyanendra Awasthi, Deepali Joshi, Aditya Swarup, T K Mandal, and D K Awasthi. “Epidemiological Studies on Petroleum Toxicity”. International Journal of Pharmaceutics and Drug Analysis, vol. 4, no. 6, June 2016, pp. 251-7, https://ijpda.com/index.php/journal/article/view/225.



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