MAP SHOWS LEAD POLLUTION AROUND CALIFORNIA AIRPORTSSource: ABC
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — A health non-profit has released a map showing neighborhoods around 23 California airports, where aviation fuel creates lead air pollution dangers. It includes Fresno-Yosemite International Airport.
The map is provided by The Center for Environmental Health. Areas of potential exposure are highlighted in red and yellow. In December, the agency won a legal agreement with 30 companies that sell and/or distribute lead-containing aviation gas at the airports. It called on the companies to provide safer alternative fuels. Until then, the settlement requires the companies to warn neighbors of the lead pollution risks.
Lead is a highly toxic substance linked to serious health problems for children and adults.