Fuel oils are a variety of yellowish to light brown liquid mixtures that come from crude petroleum. Some chemicals
found in fuel oils may evaporate easily, while others may more easily dissolve in water.
Fuel oils are produced by different petroleum refining processes, depending on their intended uses. Fuel oils may be used as fuel for engines, lamps, heaters, furnaces, and stoves, or as solvents.
Some commonly found fuel oils include kerosene, diesel fuel, jet fuel, range oil, and home heating oil. These fuel oils differ from one another by their hydrocarbon compositions, boiling point ranges, chemical additives, and uses.
Fuel oils are liquid mixtures produced from petroleum, and their use mostly involves burning them as fuels. Drinking or breathing
fuel oils may cause nausea
or nervous system
effects. However, exposure under normal use conditions is not likely to be harmful. Fuel oils have been found in at least 26 of the 1,430 National Priorities List sites
identified by the Environmental Protection Agency
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