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Does car exhaust kill germs?

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Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 06:52
NO. It CAN kill people or animals that need to breathe oxygen, but not germs.
Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 06:54
Depends on how you use it. as above...but the heat of an exhast is enough to kill germs..the fumes once they are in the air...no
Answer #3 | 23/12 2013 06:55
No. Car exaust consists of hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide and carbon dioxide. Humans and animals die from this because they suffocate because of the carbon monoxide. Germs are unaffected.
Answer #4 | 24/12 2013 21:25
Depends on whether you're going by the heat or the chemicals. If you were to put bacteria in the catalytic converter of a modern exhaust system, it would have a safe operating temperature of up to around 1350 Fahrenheit, which would kill bacteria. As far as the chemicals - say you hold a bucket full of cow-pie above your tailpipe, it would not kill all bacteria.
Answer #5 | 26/12 2013 00:19
Hi yes it could it kills mice and rats as it will kill most animals.

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