Article: "Evidence Based Public Health Policy And Practice: Childhood cancers and atmospheric carcinogens", by E. G. Knox was published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, (doi:10.1136/jech. 2004.0216752005;59;101-105)

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  • According to the Centers for Disease Control, "No level of lead in a child's blood can be specified as safe." "Preventing Lead Poisoning in Young Children", A Statement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (August 2005), pg. 1
  • The following study found in Environmental Health Perspectives establishes the link between airport proximity and higher blood lead levels in children. "A Geospatial Analysis of the Effects of Aviation Gasoline on Childhood Blood Lead Levels."
  • Lead emissions were found to be so high at Gillespie Field (.90 tons per year), according to data from the 2008 National Emissions Inventory that is being monitored by the Office of Transportation and Air Quality. The link to the memo published on how airports were selected for the airport lead study (see page 2) is here. “A Geospatial Analysis of the Effects of Aviation Gasoline on Childhood Blood Levels"
  • FAA plans to replace leaded fuel for general aviation are described in the Unleaded Avgas Transition Aviation Rulemaking Committee Report released in February of 2012. The outline describes the efforts to come up with a replacement fuel by 2018. However, according to the same report, it may be 11 years or more before a new fuel is phased in.“Unleaded Avgas Transition Aviation Rulemaking Committee report released in February 2012”

Leaded Avgas