Re: Science and Society: Anatomy of a Techno-Myth --

I don't think the scare of using cell phones while pumping gas ever

> got too far. It'd be a very easy thing to check -- what were the > causes of gas station fires and technically could a cell phone cause > that? As an all-electronic device, cell phones normally don't > generate sparks.

There is certainly no evidence that cellphones can start gas station fires (and a lot of evidence against it from MythBusters episodes to research by the peteroleum safety institute), nevertheless every gas station I go to has an official looking sign near the pumps telling you not to use cellphones :-).

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Thomas A. Horsley
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