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Lead Isotopes in Gasoline and Aerosols of Los Angeles Basin, California

Tsaihwa J. Chow and M. S. Johnstone
Science
New Series, Vol. 147, No. 3657 (Jan. 29, 1965), pp. 502-503
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1715587
Page Count: 2
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Abstract

The isotopic composition of lead isolated from antiknock gasolines and the aerosols of the Los Angeles basin was determined. The lead isotopic composition of the aerosols was similar to that of rural snow. The high concentration of lead in water of precipitation and that of the surface of the sea can be attributed to automobile exhausts.

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