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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:
restrict the amount of lead in leaded gasoline, thereby stalling agency
This period saw an increase in airborne lead dust exposure due to the use of leaded gasoline. There were correlating spikes in the rates of aggravated assault approximately two decades later, after the exposed children grew up.
Socioeconomic benefits of leaded gasoline phaseout.
Before this year, most race cars used leaded gasoline, a type of fuel that is high in toxic [poisonous] substances.
In not-so-distant decades past, Americans spent their time surrounding themselves with tobacco smoke, driving to work in cars filled with leaded gasoline and helping themselves to fat-laden food, all the while oblivious to the harm they might be doing to their health.
They cover economies in transition and in development, obstacles to fuel taxation, the BTU tax experience, enforcement of environmental charges, inspections and performance, higher energy prices and pollution, cost-effectiveness in air pollution abatement, emissions fees, agricultural applications, the climate change levy, fuel substitution, consumer demand, sulfur taxes, the impact of car-related taxes on fuel consumption, alternative instruments, equilibrium and economic development, household responses to pricing, interstate hazardous waste shipments, the phase-out of leaded gasoline, and whether carbon taxes reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Indonesia recently joined the majority of countries worldwide by banning the use of leaded gasoline because of the damaging effect it has on public health and the environment.
But lawmakers could not simply ban leaded gasoline forthwith; voters also wanted cheap gasoline, and adding lead reduces the cost of refining it.
Topics include water resource control in the early industrialization of New England, the progressive movement and the fight for improved meat inspection, public health and the debate over tetraethyl leaded gasoline, causes and consequences of the Dust Bowl, Love Canal and the grassroots movement against toxic waste, the passage of the Endangered Species Act, and Three Mile Island and the search for a national energy policy.
It is now undertaking an initiative to achieve a global leaded gasoline phase-out for the rest of the developing world and economies in transition, with the goal of eliminating leaded petrol worldwide by 2008.
Soon the doors will open; 100,000 screaming fans will salute and root for the boys pushing Dee-troit's finest steel 200 miles per hour around the oval track, fueled by 112-level octane leaded gasoline.