“Dear Health Canada,
Do you have any information about the effect of airborne pollutants on food grown in home gardens ?
I live in proximity to a gas station. The vent pipes are 4′ from my residential property. There are tanker fills at least twice a week, to fill the underground gas storage tanks. A large volume of excess uncombusted gasoline vapours are discharged from the vent pipes, and blown onto my property, depending on the wind direction.
If I grow vegetables or fruit on my property, is it safe to eat ?
Do you have any information on the distance a garden should be from these vent pipes to ensure the produce is not contaminated ? Are my neighbour’s fruit, berries and vegetables safe to eat ?
Gasoline vapours contain many harmful chemicals, including benzene.
I have attached a photo of my property. The vent pipes are the the three pipes to the left of the photo. “
(Emailed July 12, 2022)
Health Canada’s reply (July 12, 2022)
“Thank you for contacting Health Canada.
Your recent inquiry has been redirected to the appropriate area for a response.”
As of July 31, 2022, I have received no further information from Health Canada regarding this matter…
If Health Canada doesn’t know, or WON’T SAY, who should I ask ?