Petrol lead still pollutes London’s air despite being banned in 1999

Petrol lead still pollutes London’s air despite being banned in 1999

Metro.co.uk - Tech·2021-06-24 00:00

London still suffers from lead particles in the air from over twenty years ago (Getty Images)

Lead from petrol persists in London’s air despite it being banned in 1999, research suggests.

Experts found levels in London’s atmosphere have dropped drastically since lead additives in petrol were phased out, and currently meet UK air quality targets.

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