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Relationship between ambient lead concentrations and lead in gasoline in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Journal
Atmospheric Environment (1967)
0004-6981
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
16
Issue
11
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DOI: 10.1016/0004-6981(82)90360-2

Abstract

Abstract Lead concentrations were determined in total suspended particulate matter (TSP) from August 1975 to April 1978, in two districts of Rio de Janeiro with different sources of airborne particulate matter. Correlation coefficients between lead content in gasoline and average atmospheric lead concentrations are calculated. Results show a clear effect in the atmosphere if there is a large increase in the lead content of consumed gasoline.

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