ECHA adds lead fuel additive to authorisation list

Tetraethyl lead (TEL), a petrol additive once described as ‘one of the most serious environmental threats to human health’, has now been placed on the EU’s authorisation list.

by Simon Pickstone
A twin piston engine aircraft landing at JFK airport, New York City, in 2019. Tetraethyl lead is still required as an additive to stop engine knocking in piston aircraft. Photo: Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images
A twin piston engine aircraft landing at JFK airport, New York City, in 2019. Tetraethyl lead is still required as an additive to stop engine knocking in piston aircraft. Photo: Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images

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