Lead Toxicity & Climate Change: Transport

[GW&CV Loss Loss Pb mgt Quadrant 4 of the GRID]

  • 14% of GHG emissions: Vehicles 76%, sea 10%, air 12%

  • Road transport: 5-8% of European lead emissions

  • Almost half of GHG emissions from cars, light vehicles, 2-3 wheelers

  • Sea transport short term greenhouse inhibitor due to SO2

  • Air travel IPCC estimates real impact 2-4 times its GHG emissions

  • Avgas (propeller aircraft fuel) leaded; nearly a third of US air lead emissions

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