Leaded petrol

Leaded petrol is a toxic fuel that is known for polluting air, soil and water for almost century. It is linked to health issues like heart disease, cancer and stroke and is known to hinder brain development in children. Lead was added to petrol in the early 1920s to boost the performance of the engines. Despite finding health issues, lead continued to be added to all petrol globally until the 1970s.
Most of the developed nations have banned the fuel by the 1980s. Algeria recently became the last country to finish up to fuel and completely eradicate it from the world. This is expected to prevent more than one million premature deaths.


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