Did you know that transitioning to renewable energy is important not just for our environment but for our public health? Bioheat® fuel and biodiesel are one of the leading renewable liquid heating fuels available right now and the only renewable energy source that can continue to lower its carbon content over time. Because of this, Bioheat® fuel and biodiesel are also the top contenders for affordable, renewable energy with proven benefits for human health. Read this blog post to learn more.
The Facts on Bioheat® Fuel and Our Health
A recent study conducted in 13 different cities across the country found significant results showing that biodiesel and Bioheat® fuel have several health benefits. This study, known as the Trinity Report conducted by Clean Fuels Alliance America and Trinity Consultants, shows that transitioning to B100 Bioheat® fuel, or 100% biodiesel, can significantly improve our health and greatly reduce the risk of major health problems. Here are some key facts:
Improved Respiratory Health
The study found when Bioheat® fuel made from 100% biodiesel is used in place of petroleum heating oil, there would be approximately 17,000 fewer lung problems, and when heavy-duty trucks, such as semis, used B100, results showed 203,000 fewer or lessened asthma attacks.
Lower Risk of Cancer
When Bioheat® fuel made from 100% biodiesel is used in place of petroleum heating oil, the study found an 86% reduced cancer risk. In the transportation sector, benefits included a potential 45% reduction in cancer risk.
Fewer Premature Deaths
The report found that 100% biodiesel heating and transportation fuel would prevent on average 340 premature deaths per year.
Better Overall Daily Health
Overall, transitioning to Bioheat® fuel and biodiesel also showed great benefits for daily public health, where reduced health issues would also result in 46,000 fewer sick days.
Want to Learn More?
The results from the Trinity Report are highly informative and show that Bioheat® fuel and biodiesel are truly cleaner, better, and safer for our communities and our nation’s public health. Click here to view the full report and learn more.