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Remote communities report increase in petrol-sniffing

The introduction of Opal Fuel helped cut off the major supply of ‘sniffable’ fuel. Source: SBS News

There are fears of a resurgence of petrol sniffing in some remote Australian communities.Incidence rates dropped significantly after the rollout of low-aromatic Opal fuel in the mid 2000s but some Indigenous service providers say there have been dozens of new reports of the harmful practice in the past 12 months.

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