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NBC News Science/Environment -- The dribbles and drops of gas splattering onto the ground at your local filling station could contaminate your water, a new study suggests.
Hilpert’s study has highlighted a new way that contaminants might be getting into the water supply, said Yifang Zhu, an associate professor of environmental health sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles.
“I think it’s is clearly an environmental health issue,” Zhu said, who also called it “an understudied area."
Neither expert had suggestions for regulators who want to fix the problem.
“But there is something we can do every day without additional resources or regulatory authorities: Be careful not to spill when you pump your gas,” Zhu said.