News tagged with leaded gasoline

More Grand Canyon condors die of lead poisoning

Lead ammunition continues to take a deadly toll on endangered California condors that live in and around the Grand Canyon. Seven of the 80 wild condors in Arizona and Utah have died since December; three of those deaths have ...

dateApr 17, 2013 in Ecology
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Lead from gasoline discovered in Indian Ocean

Since the 1970s, leaded gasoline has been slowly phased out worldwide, as studies have shown that lead can cause neurological and cardiovascular damage and degrade vehicles’ catalytic converters. Today, 185 countries ...

dateJun 27, 2012 in Environment
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UN: Leaded fuel to be gone by 2013

(AP) -- Leaded gasoline, once so widespread it was sold at U.S. pumps as "regular" fuel, is expected to be eradicated globally within two years, the United Nations Environment Program announced Thursday.

dateOct 28, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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Road rage: Fuel vapor heightens aggression

Outrageous prices may not be the only thing causing anger at the petrol pumps. A new study, published in the open access journal BMC Physiology, has shown that rats exposed to fumes from leaded and unleaded gasoline become ...

dateNov 24, 2009 in Medical research
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