leaded gasoline


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Noun1.leaded gasoline - gasoline treated with a lead compound to reduce motor knocksleaded gasoline - gasoline treated with a lead compound to reduce motor knocks; "combustion of leaded gasoline released lead into the air where it could cause lead poisoning"
gasolene, gasoline, petrol, gas - a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines
unleaded gasoline, unleaded petrol - gasoline that has not been treated with a lead compound
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Some fuel products with primary use in industry are taxed at higher rates of P6 (including lubricating oils, denatured alcohol and naphtha) but certain products are also completely exempted from the excise tax (including leaded gasoline, kerosene, fuel used in power generation and liquefied petroleum gas in petrochemicals),' the AER added.
The phase-out of leaded gasoline in 2000 is credited for the major reduction in airborne lead pollution in the country.
It was seen as a setback after the metropolis had made strides in reducing the chronic smog of the 1990s by cleaning up or moving out factories, banning leaded gasoline and imposing stricter automobile emissions standards.
Patterson's fight against industry and industry-funded scientists to get leaded gasoline banned.
As a result of an aggressive international campaign by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), today only six countries continue to use leaded gasoline (UNEP 2012).
And if you chart the rise and fall of atmospheric lead caused by the rise and fall of leaded gasoline consumption, you get a pretty simple upside-down U: Lead emissions from tailpipes rose steadily from the early '40s through the early '70s, nearly quadrupling over that period.
The poorer neighborhoods are also areas that have been most contaminated from leaded gasoline previously used on the nearby highways.
765 per liter of 95 octane unleaded and leaded gasoline.
Finally, lowering the amount of lead in leaded gasoline would
Now, lead dust from vehicles using leaded gasoline has been linked to instances of aggravated assault two decades after exposure, says Tulane toxicologist Howard W.
The two major reasons for this dramatic reduction in childhood blood lead levels are 1) the elimination of leaded gasoline and 2) the prohibition of the manufacturing of leaded paint.
Leaded gasoline is still widely used in Iraq, which with open trash burning, oil fires and debris from explosions makes naturally dusty air even worse.