The UN has announced the end of the era of leaded gasoline

The international organization reported that Algeria had become the last country to stop selling gasoline that is harmful to human health and the environment.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) reported that Algeria stopped selling leaded gasoline in July, putting an “official end” to the use of such gasoline in cars.

Rich countries began to gradually abandon leaded gasoline in the seventies and eighties of the last century due to harm to human health and the environment, but some countries continued to sell it.

In 2002, UNEP made a final effort to ban leaded gasoline.

“The successful introduction of the ban on leaded gasoline is a huge milestone for global health and our environment,” said Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UNEP.

Lead was added to gasoline about 100 years ago under the pretext of improving engine performance.

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1 thought on “The UN has announced the end of the era of leaded gasoline”

  1. It’s about time! Many will obviously complain but will surely eventually become a “Dinosaur” industry and no one in his or her right mind would spend needless thousands of dollars on a brand new car if they are all going to be phased out little by little soon in a couple of years! GM alone by 2030! Fools the buyers that buy now! Unless it’s a temporary used car they can sell for cheap or just junk it for the scrap yard!


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