Hillsboro Airport - Aviation Fueled Lead Pollution
On July 27, 2016 the Hillsboro Tribune published an opinion piece entitled Officials Fail to Lead Charge, Reluctantly Acknowledged Air Pollution Problem by Oregon Aviation Watch Vice-President Jim Lubischer MD on lead pollution at the Hillsboro Airport. The full text of the article can be accessed at the following Hillsboro Tribune link: Officials Fail to Lead Charge, Reluctantly Acknowledged Air Pollution Problem.
As stated in the article:
"Hillsboro Airport is the largest facility source of lead pollution in Oregon, with essentially all of this lead pollution a result of intrastate flight training activity. The CDC has stated, 'all nonessential uses of lead should be eliminated,' and 'no level of lead in a child's blood can be specified as safe.' Hillsboro's flight training airport continues to pollute our air with lead. Sadly, neither the Port of Portland or our elected officials are 'leading' any charge to protect our children from breathing air tainted with this potent neurotoxin."
Dr. Lubischer's comments were in response to a 7/7/16 article by Hillsboro Tribune reporter Travis Loose which is available at Emissions from airport not only lead-health risk.