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Make historic campaign to ban leaded petrol ‘blueprint to phase out coal’, says UN

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The UN secretary general and environmentalists have welcomed a declaration by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on the end of leaded petrol in the face of years of “underhand” opposition. As Algeria became the last ...

Leaded petrol era ‘officially over’ as Algeria ends pump sales

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The era of leaded petrol is officially over, the UN has announced, eliminating a major threat to human and planetary health. UN experts have called the use of the fuel, which began in 1922, a “catastrophe for the envi...

Legacy of toxic leaded petrol lingers in air in London, study finds

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Toxic lead from petrol that was banned 20 years ago still lingers in the air in London, a study has shown, with researchers saying the legacy of leaded fuels is likely to hang over most cities. While levels are much l...