August 9, 2022



Highly polluting leaded petrol now eradicated from the world, says UN

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BBC News

August 31, 2021

There is now no country in the world that uses leaded petrol for cars and lorries, the UN Environment Programme has announced.

The toxic fuel has contaminated air, soil and water for almost a century.

It can cause heart disease, cancer and stroke, and has been linked to problems with brain development in children.

Most high-income countries had banned the fuel by the 1980s, but it was only in July that Algeria – the last country still to use leaded petrol – ran out.

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