Leaded Gas Was a Known Poison the Day It Was Invented

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Leaded Gas Was a Known Poison the Day It Was Invented

Post by Pete » Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:14 pm

For most of the mid-twentieth century, lead gasoline was considered normal. It wasn’t: lead is a poison, and burning it had dire consequences. But how did it get into gasoline in the first place?::::::


https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... 180961368/

https://www.wired.com/2013/01/looney-ga ... d-history/
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Re: Leaded Gas Was a Known Poison the Day It Was Invented

Post by Shred » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:59 am

Tetraethyl lead is still used in some types of aviation fuel.
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Re: Leaded Gas Was a Known Poison the Day It Was Invented

Post by Pete » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:32 am

Holy crow I don't want to breathe lead. I don't have many brain cells to spare
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Re: Leaded Gas Was a Known Poison the Day It Was Invented

Post by Shred » Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:30 pm

I don't particularly want to breathe it either but Piper PA28's still run on leaded fuel, I've flown those, Cessna 152's 172's, Slingsby Ventures, all of which use leaded fuel. Our Pawnee tug plane uses leaded fuel as well
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