The special advisory committee appointed by the Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service to determine whether or not there is a public health hazard involved in the manufacture and use of tetra-ethyl lead gasoline has made public its report, which shows that "there are at present no good grounds for prohibiting the use of ethyl gasoline as a motor fuel, provided that its distribution and use are controlled by proper regulations."1 However helpful this report may be, it assuredly cannot be regarded as the "last word" on the subject. The committee itself clearly recognized this when it advised that with the experience obtained and the exact methods now available, it should be possible to follow closely the outcome of more extended use of this fuel and to determine whether or not it may constitute a menace to the public health after prolonged use or under conditions
THE ABSORPTION OF LEAD THROUGH THE SKIN. JAMA. 1926;86(17):1286. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670430028011
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