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Resource ID: #16554
Subject: Health
Source: The Nation
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Date: March 20, 2000

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"The Nation's ... in-depth look at the story of how General Motors, Standard Oil and Du Pont colluded 75 years ago to make and market gasoline containing lead -- a deadly poison -- although there were safe alternatives. Abetted by the US government, these companies suppressed scientific knowledge that lead kills.... both the auto and oil industries, as well as the makers of lead additive, knew that safe anti-knock substitutes were cheaply available, but rejected them because they would be unprofitable."

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