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| Last Updated:: 01/04/2016

Toxic Ingredients Used In The Fossil Fuel Industries

The major fossil fuels (oil, coal, gas) each use hundreds, if not thousands, of chemicals — often not disclosed — many of which are highly dangerous to human health.

We represents some of the more commonly cited toxic ingredients used willingly by the oil, coal, and gas industries.




Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) and Nitrogen Oxides(NOx)


Petroleum Coke (Pet Coke)




Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)




Silica (Silicon Dust/Fracking Sand)




Hydrofluoric Acid (HF) /Hydrogen Fluoride




Source: Planetsave