So... I pull up to the gas pump this morning...

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  1. RickV

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    and of course, the selections are "unleaded" regular, "unleaded" premium.

    I tried to remember the last time I had the option to purchase "leaded" regular gas. It was probably 1981, as I entered Washington state on my `77 Yamaha 750 (coming from Chicago). It had been a few years at that point since I'd seen anything other than "unleaded" gas. I was amazed at how much better that 750 tripple ran.

    OK... hears my question. Why is it still labeled "unleaded", if leaded gas hasn't been available at 99+% of the gas pumps for the past 35 years? Do we really need to know that it's unleaded, if that's all that's available?
     
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    ThePeopleofColin Runs with Scissors

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    It's just a reminder that Led Zeppelin broke up after Bonzo's demise.

    Nothing more.
     
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    Some older vehicles require lead to lubricate parts. There is leaded race gas available so saying unleaded is valid... IMO of course.
     
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    So nobody can be sued by someone claiming they thought they were getting leaded. Same reason those little dessicant packs say "Do Not Eat".
     
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    Analog Delay I Judge Books By Covers Silver Supporting Member

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    I had never considered this, but it makes sense.
     
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    It seems like that gas should be called leaded gas and the result just gas.
     
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    I'm betting it's a legal holdover from the days when both were available and had to be labelled accordingly. No need to go through the hassle of changing labeling rules just because leaded finally bit it.
     
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    It's clear that we need to eat more chocolate...
     
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    Why take a chance ..... is there anything chocolate can't do!


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    Correct, correlation alone does not equal causation. However, that's why biostaticians and epidemiologists use statistical analysis, to determine instances where the link between between correlation and causation rises above "random" to a level that is statistically significant.

    Here's a more rigorous, peer-reviewed study of the lead exposure data on PebMed:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15305761

    A second peer-reviewed study with a similar conclusion:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17451672

    Abstract of the study in the second link:

    Widely (though, admittedly, not universally) accepted conclusion: lead exposure -- especially during pre-adult years when the brain is still developing -- does all sort of terrible things, and is more likely to leave lead-exposed preschoolers and youngsters with a predisposition towards violence and anti-social behavior.

    “The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.”
    ― Neil deGrasse Tyson
     
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    nice!
     
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    No, you are thinking of Sonny Bono, not Bono.....or was it Sonny Bonzo that died?
     
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    It does seem rather silly, but that's government.
     

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