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Vehicles jam a road in Algiers, Algeria, Sept. 29, 2010. Leaded gasoline has reached the end of the road. the United Nations environment office said Aug. 30, 202, after the last country in the world to use it stopped selling the fuel.

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) said Algeria stopped selling leaded gasoline in July, making it the last country to end its sale and marking an "official end" of leaded gasoline use in cars.

Wealthy countries began phasing out leaded gasoline in the 1970s and 1980s due to health and environmental concerns, but some countries continued to sell it.

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