A century of Criminality: How the car and gas industry knew about the health risks of leaded fuel but sold it for 100 years anyway

Like the Sacklers and Purdue  the oil industry normalized death to ensure profits weren’t lost

By the early 1920s, the hazards of lead were well known – even Charles Dickens and Benjamin Franklin had written about the dangers of lead poisoning. When GM began selling leaded gasoline, public health experts questioned its decision. One called lead a serious menace to public health, and another called concentrated tetraethyl lead a “malicious and creeping” poison.

Source: A century of Criminality: How the car and gas industry knew about the health risks of leaded fuel but sold it for 100 years anyway

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