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(The Smoking Gun)   Letting a 3 year old pump gas is now "child endangerment" in Pennsylvania...begging the question...what is in Pennsylvania gas?   (thesmokinggun.com) divider line 19
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2013-02-12 05:49:58 PM  
6 votes:
Raising the question.
2013-02-12 06:25:30 PM  
5 votes:
My right eye was damaged by gasonline when I was a child (around 7 or 8).  My brother and I were tasked with refueling a lawnmower.  The can had a flexible hose, which "sprung" a bit when removed from the tank unhappily sending a few drops directly in to my eye.

My mother nearly immediately began flushing my eye with water. After about 10 minutes of that, she took me to the emergency room.

To this day, I have one good eye and one bad eye.  I wear glasses to correct the problem, but the left lens isn't prescription.  I guess I could wear a monocle, but they're really out-of-fashion.

The lesson? Children shouldn't be allowed to handle gasoline.  A Mother letting her toddler pump gas is indeed child endangerment!
2013-02-12 06:18:26 PM  
3 votes:
Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes. None of which are things you want sprayed on you. I wear nitrile gloves when I fill up, because I hate smelling the stuff on my hands hours later.
/Also because people are nasty, and you rub that nasty on your hands, and then your steering wheel, and then your hands again every time you drive
//Also, guess what is used as the carrier for fragrance in cheap perfume/cologne?
2013-02-12 06:06:35 PM  
3 votes:
What is in Pennsylvania gas? Probably the same things that are in most gasoline-various toxic hydrocarbons that can seriously damage a child's lungs if they inhale it. A three-year old could actually die from spraying themselves with gasoline if they breathed or swallowed the gas.
2013-02-12 07:22:57 PM  
2 votes:
Actually kids pumping gas is super dangerous for kids. I used to manage a bunch of gas station and I've seen it first hand - kids' eyes and mouth are right at the fill spout level. They can be blinded or even killed by overflow.
2013-02-12 07:17:40 PM  
2 votes:

fusillade762: This is why I'm glad I live in a state where only highly trained professionals are allowed to pump gas.


They get training for that?  To my knowledge, that rules out NJ.

Given that exposure amounts is the excuse given to not allow people to pump their own, I think it's odd that somebody who's professional job is to pump gasoline, thus is actually exposed to it 8+ hours a day, generally receives ZERO hazmat training, unless they're getting it for some other duty.  They receive no protective equipment either.

If you don't need special gloves, clothing, or respirators for doing it 40 hours a week, why is it too dangerous for somebody who might pump every 3 days on average if they drive a lot more than average?
2013-02-12 06:34:24 PM  
2 votes:

Geologist: Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes. None of which are things you want sprayed on you. I wear nitrile gloves when I fill up, because I hate smelling the stuff on my hands hours later.
/Also because people are nasty, and you rub that nasty on your hands, and then your steering wheel, and then your hands again every time you drive
//Also, guess what is used as the carrier for fragrance in cheap perfume/cologne?


On the spectrum of weird, thats not that weird, but enough to make me cock my head a little. Have you tried just, you know... not spilling gas on your hands?
2013-02-12 07:53:32 PM  
1 votes:

Happy Hours: residentgeek: NO.

smitty, you're fired.

http://begthequestion.info/

/get it right
//ffs

Which begs the question, why do people turn into such pedantic douchebags when people use a phrase the way it's commonly used today?

I bet you get upset when people use :"decimate" in a way that is inconsistent with its original meaning too.


Fact: Nine out of 10 people don't know what that word means. And the 10th guy isn't talking. At all. Forever.
2013-02-12 07:51:03 PM  
1 votes:

shamanwest: Cyno01: Geologist: Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes. None of which are things you want sprayed on you. I wear nitrile gloves when I fill up, because I hate smelling the stuff on my hands hours later.
/Also because people are nasty, and you rub that nasty on your hands, and then your steering wheel, and then your hands again every time you drive
//Also, guess what is used as the carrier for fragrance in cheap perfume/cologne?

On the spectrum of weird, thats not that weird, but enough to make me cock my head a little. Have you tried just, you know... not spilling gas on your hands?

Is that like,

Marine: In basic, I was taught to wash my hands after I piss.
Sailor: Yeah? In basic, I was taught not to piss on my hands.

/prefer the marines
//my bro is cool
///our sailor sperm donor not so much


I don't use gloves to pump gasoline in my bikes or in the wife's car, however I drive a diesel and quickly learned that wearing a glove when refueling is almost mandatory. Diesel is not very volatile, so if someone before you spilled some, the ground and pump will remain greasy and smelly for a very, very long time afterwards.  For some reason, it seems that people spill diesel a lot... so there's a box of cheap throw-away gloves in the car.
2013-02-12 07:40:04 PM  
1 votes:
when i was a lad it was standard fare to wash parts during lawn mower or bicycle repair in gasoline, then to wash your hands in gas to finish off. my Dad would do so with a lit unfiltered Camel dangling from his lips.

i think the reason we can't pump our own gas in NJ is there are way too many people packed in a little tiny state. people get tense. snap easy. next thing you know someone is spraying someones else car, screaming and yelling followed by flames, fire trucks and cop cars.
2013-02-12 07:30:15 PM  
1 votes:

Happy Hours: residentgeek: NO.

smitty, you're fired.

http://begthequestion.info/

/get it right
//ffs

Which begs the question, why do people turn into such pedantic douchebags when people use a phrase the way it's commonly used today?

I bet you get upset when people use :"decimate" in a way that is inconsistent with its original meaning too.


Because wrong people are wrong and they'll continue being wrong unless you tell them to knock it off.
2013-02-12 07:04:10 PM  
1 votes:

Shotgun Justice: Yes, its just fine that you allowed your child to be sprayed with Benzene, Ethylbenzene, Toluene, Xylenes, and other petroleum crap.

/She was charged with child endangerment because being farking stupid isn't illegal.


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2013-02-12 06:59:27 PM  
1 votes:
How can a three year old even reach the pump handle?
2013-02-12 06:48:33 PM  
1 votes:
Letting a 3 year old pump gas is now "child endangerment" in Pennsylvania...begging the question...what is in Pennsylvania gas?

Since pumping gas puts the child in danger, it's clearly child endangerment.
2013-02-12 06:30:15 PM  
1 votes:
www.thehulltruth.com
2013-02-12 06:30:07 PM  
1 votes:
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-12 06:03:10 PM  
1 votes:
In Massachusetts only licensed drivers are allowed to pump gas. That regulation makes 16 the minimum age.
2013-02-12 06:01:20 PM  
1 votes:
Three is way too young; I was like 11 before my father trusted me enough to pump gas.

He owned a gas station in Hillside NJ, making me one of the very few New Jerseyans able to pump my own gas.

/One of the justifications in NJ against self service gas is the health issues.
2013-02-12 05:54:40 PM  
1 votes:
Stupid tag for the mother?
 
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