leaded petrol

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Noun1.leaded petrol - gasoline treated with a lead compound to reduce motor knocksleaded petrol - 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
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Lead exposure has previously been linked to cognitive problems, with some scientists accusing leaded petrol of having lowered IQ levels.
The contract is for the supply of: a) leaded petrol unleaded PB 98 (refined) - the expected amount - 36 000 dm3 b) leaded petrol unleaded PB 95 - the expected amount - 590 760 dm3 c) fuel oil (refined) - the expected amount - 136 440 dm3 d) diesel (plain) - the expected amount - 24 480 dm3 hereinafter referred to as fuel - carried out with the use of cashless fuel cards to cars National Labour Inspectorate.
The notorious "pea-souper" fogs of old London town and queues of traffic spewing out leaded petrol fumes may be the stuff of history - but concerns over air pollution survive to this day.
In the past 25 years the amount of cars has doubled, but today we use smart cars with green power engines, which use less petrol than the cars we used to use, which used leaded petrol, which is worse for the environment.
The company pioneered the production of sulfur dioxide, leaded petrol, CFCs and, recently, deep-well injection of hazardous waste.
Levels today are about four times higher than before industrialisation, despite the phasing out of leaded petrol and other mitigation efforts.
In South Africa (SA), incremental reductions in the maximum lead content of petrol commenced in 1986, with the use of leaded petrol discontinued in 2006.
All in all, the present Walvis Bay fuel prices for controlled petroleum products will remain unchanged with 93 leaded petrol at N$10.
The Ellesmere Port company, which is the world's only producer of the tetra ethyl lead used in leaded petrol, secured the deal from a group of lenders led by Lloyds TSB.
Cairo University researcher Amal Kinawy exposed three groups of rats to either clean air, vapor from leaded petrol or vapor from unleaded petrol.
There were chimney stacks at all our firms, cars and lorries with leaded petrol.
Remember the problems with leaded petrol and asbestos?