Mobile phone on the forecourt
I just got the chain email letter:
Subject: FW: very important information
> Shell Oil Co. Announcement
> Importance: High
> The Shell Oil Company recently issued a warning after three incidents in
>which mobile phones (cell phones) ignited fumes during fuelling operations.
With the greatest respect the email about the danger of phones is rubbish, absolute tosh, should be ignored etc.
The truth is that there is NO recorded incidence of mobile phones causing a fire at petrol station, though there is a chance that when one was dropped in Australia the metal casing caused a spark, which is nothing to do with it being a phone, a cigarette case would have been just as dangerous.
As ever with email warnings the excellent Snopes site provides a reference and a link to Shell's denial of the warning.
What we have is the madness of the Moonbat's Precautionary principle, because it is impossible to prove there may never ever be a problem , BAN IT, what ever the cost to society.
And don't get me started on the mobile phone ban in Hospitals - they have never caused a problem - what started as a precautionary ban ( against all common sense ) has now become enshrined as hospitals force patients to pay through the nose for bedside phones and the hospital shares the revenue. It is a shakedown enforced by the feebleminded.