In July of 2011 Miranda et al. published a study (Miranda 2011 Study) analyzing blood lead levels of children living around airports in six counties of North Carolina. Their results suggest “that children living within 500 m of an airport at which planes use avgas have higher blood lead levels than other children. This apparent effect of avgas on blood lead levels was evident also among children living within 10,000m of airports.” This post outlines aviation’s dirty little secret in relation to airports in French Prairie, Oregon, and beyond.

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