There are so many things to be addicted to- drugs, alcohol, cigarettes & people. But guess what my addiction is? Gasoline.
I find myself sniffing the smell at a gas station every time we stop there. There’s something about the smell that makes me happy to an extent that I don’t even want to leave.
I got curious today & decided to look it up. Now, everyone knows that smells can trigger memories in our minds. Similarly, the smell of gasoline reminds some people of a happier time like their childhood which elates them.
The smell of gasoline can make some people nostalgic for their childhood, says Dr. Alan Hirsch, a neurologist and psychiatrist with an expertise in smell and taste.
Is inhaling gasoline harmful? Yes, it is, that is if you place your nostrils directly into the vat of gas as it can induce euphoric feelings.
Considering the fact that Petroleum is made of Benzene & other hydrocarbons(found in glue, paint), Benzene exposure is likely to cause blood cancer.
But there’s nothing to worry about. You’re not going to end up with cancer every time you stop by a gas station unless you decide to get a sniff up close.
You can read more about it here.