A Grim Very Tale: The Kehoe Paradigm

Berg, Jeff

Publisher:  Countercurrents.org
Date Written:  06/01/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX17117

In the 1920s two employees of GM working in the research lab discovered that the addition of tetraethyllead - TEL - to gasoline would reduce engine 'knock'. It would take sixty years to stop industry from adding TEL to gasoline. During that time the lead contamination in the environment - globally - was raised by hundreds of times. Billions of tons of lead was dispersed into the environment.

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