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Toxic Fuel

Automobiles in the US haven’t run on leaded gasoline for decades. Why is it taking so long to get the lead out of fuel for small airplanes? With support from the Pulitzer Center, Quartz investigated the forces that have kept leaded aviation gasoline in use, exposing a new generation of Americans to a toxic substance known to irreparably harm brain development in children.
Photography and footage by McNair Evans

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