Lead from leaded petrol persists in London air despite ‘90s ban: Research shows that 40% of the lead found in London's airborne particles comes from the legacy of leaded gas — a pollutant banned back in 1999.

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Research from Imperial College London has found that lead from leaded petrol persists in London’s air despite its ban in 1999.
Lead levels in London’s atmosphere have dropped drastically since lead additives in petrol were phased out, and currently meet UK air quality targets.
Despite the leaded petrol ban, historically combusted lead is still p...

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