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15 Modern Conveniences That Are Bad for Your Health


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Leaded Fuel
Fortunately, unleaded gas has replaced the dangerous leaded variety in the United States.
Fortunately, unleaded gas has replaced the dangerous leaded variety in the United States.
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Leaded fuel was previously recognized as a major public health threat, and it has been removed in this country. Its use continues in many underdeveloped nations, and lead persists in the environment. Its effects are still present in children and adults, and we all pay the price.


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