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gasoline

, gasolene (ga′sŏ-lēn″, ga″sŏ-lēn′) [ gas + -ol + -ine]
A product of the destructive distillation of petroleum, a liquid mixture of hydrocarbons, with chain length between 4 and 12 C atoms, frequently containing additives to improve combustion. Commercial gasoline may contain toxic additives.

CAUTION!

Using the mouth to produce suction on a tube for siphoning gasoline from a tank is dangerous because the gasoline may be inhaled or swallowed.
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Below is a working example for a specific country, Ethiopia, which has no recent BLL data available and in which leaded gasoline was phased out in 2004:
establishment of the leaded gasoline standards by EPA meant that such
Tons of lead dust were released between 1950 and 1985 in urban areas by vehicles using leaded gasoline, and improper handling of lead-based paint also has contributed to contamination.
The phase-out of leaded gasoline started more than three decades ago in the world's developed countries, when the extent of damage to the nervous system and vital organs of those exposed to lead became apparent.
By 1985, so many of the old cars had gone to auto heaven that the large oil companies found it unprofitable to continue distributing leaded gasoline in addition to the unleaded variety.
Although leaded gasoline was eliminated from automobile use in the US during the 1970s and 1980s, Congress exempted the auto-racing and airline industries in 1990.
Jamie Lincoln Kitman, New York bureau chief for Automobile Magazine, won an investigative reporting award from Investigative Reporters and Editors for his Nation article on leaded gasoline.
The Ethyl Gasoline Corporation stopped the production of leaded gasoline until scientific issues were resolved, after a government-sponsored conferen ce heard evidence about possible health effects.
In a session on Air Pollution, co-sponsored by Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), I talked briefly about health impacts of air pollution, and made the case for global phase out of leaded gasoline.
The conference concluded that the damage leaded gasoline would do to children's health and to the future intellectual and economic capacity of the region could be catastrophic.
The price of ''premium'' leaded gasoline was raised to 1,600 rupiah (about 16.
As a result, legislation passed in the 1970s that restricted lead based paint and leaded gasoline usage.