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CLAIM: Diesel engine exhaust contains 18% oxygen so that a human being cannot die from asphyxiation from exposure to the fumes.
RESPONSE: The key to the ability to kill a person with diesel engine exhaust is that, in addition to flooding the atmosphere with a soup of toxic gases including carbon monoxide, it robs the atmosphere of oxygen. The very study deniers cite as proof that diesel engine exhaust always contains 18% oxygen, shows the exact opposite is possible if the engine is run just slightly outside the manufacturer’s specifications. Berg distorts, manipulates and omits evidence to arrive at his foregone conclusion that diesel engine exhaust cannot kill people.
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- Collection: Learning Tools
- subset: Myth/Fact Sheets
- object: Diesel Exhaust
- Friedrich Berg
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
- Concentration camps - Poland
- Operation Reinhard, Poland, 1942-1943 - Congresses
- Treblinka (Concentration camp)
- Sobibor (Concentration camp)
- Belzec (Concentration camp)
Guy Keir encoder