The removal of lead from gasoline: historical and personal reflections.

@article{Needleman2000TheRO,
  title={The removal of lead from gasoline: historical and personal reflections.},
  author={Herbert L. Needleman},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={2000},
  volume={84 1},
  pages={
          20-35
        }
}
  • H. Needleman
  • Published 1 September 2000
  • Medicine
  • Environmental research
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