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The rise and fall of leaded gasoline / J.O. Nriagu.: En13-5/90-07E-PDF

"Leaded gasoline has become one of the few 'environmentally unsafe'products to be forced out of the market place. The history of lead additives in gasoline is outlined, from the discovery of the antiknock properties of tetraethyl lead in 1921 [the first gallon of leaded gasoline was sold on February 2, 1923 to a motorist in Dayton, Ohio] to recent measures to remove lead from the gasoline of the 1980's. This report provides an historical backdrop to the continuing debate on environmental lead pollution"--Abstract.

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Publication information
Department/Agency Canada. Environment Canada.
National Water Research Institute (Canada). Lakes Research Branch.
Title The rise and fall of leaded gasoline / J.O. Nriagu.
Series title NWRI contribution ; no. 90-07
Publication type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Digitized edition from print [produced by Environment and Climate Change Canada].
Includes bibliographical references.
Includes abstract in French.
Publishing information Burlington, Ontario: Lakes Research Branch, National Water Research Institute, [1990]
Author / Contributor Nriagu, Jerome O., 1942- author.
Description 1 online resource (15, (6) pages) : figures.
Catalogue number
  • En13-5/90-07E-PDF
Subject terms Lead
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