hydrogen safe? Like most fuels, hydrogen has a high energy content
and must be handled properly to be safe. In general, hydrogen is neither
more nor less inherently hazardous than gasoline, propane, or methane.
Hydrogen has been safely produced, stored, transported, and used in
large amounts in industry by following standard practices that have
been established in the past 50 years. These practices can be adapted
for non-industrial uses of hydrogen to attain the same level of safety.
Health and Environmental Hydrogen Facts
Hydrogen is non-toxic, non-poisonous and will not contribute
to groundwater pollution.
Hydrogen does not create "fumes."
Using hydrogen in fuel cells produces only electricity and pure
Using hydrogen in common combustion engines and turbines makes
them run more efficiently and would reduce air pollution compared
to using fossil fuels like gasoline.
Well-to-wheels, producing hydrogen from some fossil fuels like
natural gas and using it in a fuel cell vehicle will often result
in fewer emissions overall than those from today's gasoline vehicles-even