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Passengers Warned of Toxic Fumes Onboard Airplanes

The smell of jet fuel is fairly common in the passenger cabin when your plane is preparing to taxi. Far less so is the aroma of dirty socks, rancid cheese, or a wet dog—the typical unpleasant notice that engine oil …

Tests for Toxic Fumes Delayed in Georgia Chemical Plant Fire

A fire last month that consumed a metro Atlanta, Ga., chemical plant burned for at least two hours before checks began for dangerous emissions and four hours before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began more extensive testing, according to a …

Fumes Sicken 15 at Barrick Gold Mine in Nevada

Officials at Barrick Gold Corp. are trying to figure out the source of fumes or gas that sickened more than a dozen contract workers at their Goldstrike Mine in northern Nevada. Goldstrike General Manager Andy Cole says 15 contractors working …

Fumes Kill Florida Man Working Inside Septic Tank

Authorities say a Miami, Fl., restaurant owner died after becoming overwhelmed by toxic fumes while trying to fix a septic tank. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokeswoman Grisele Marino says the man fainted inside the tank Sunday. Marino says another man tried …