Health experts in Kenya have warned that the continued usage of leaded fuel in the region could increase the number of deaths from respiratory illnesses. Top environmental scientists with the United Nations Environment Programme (“UNEP”) concluded that Nairobi, Kenya is one of the most highly polluted cities in the world, in part due to the vehicles and leaded fuel used in the city. Leaded fuel exacerbates the problem by destroying the catalytic converters in vehicles, which normally act as pollution guards.
Garrido, Jane, Catherine Landers and Cari Shiffman. "World News." Sustainable Development Law & Policy, Spring 2005, 70-73.