October 10, 2014
As explained in Naukas, the two most important dangers related to the use of mobile phones would be that of a possible explosion or fire. Can something like this happen if we keep our phones on at the gas station? Science says no, as these devices emit very little energy (less than 1 w / cm2).
The only way that a spark could be originated in a gas station from the use of mobile phones would be by a defect in the battery, something unlikely and that can also happen in the case of the car battery itself. Although the possibility is very remote, there is a low risk of it occurring, but not from the fuel, but from the gas that comes out of the hose.
Actually, the use of mobile phones is more likely to be more dangerous as a source of distraction than as a possible source of an explosion.
via Mobile use: why is it forbidden to do it at a gas station?
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