A crisis on our hands’: San Jose’s Reid-Hillview Airport exposes children to high lead levels, study finds

By MAGGIE ANGST | mangst@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: August 3, 2021 at 3:50 p.m. | UPDATED: August 17, 2021 at 11:44 a.m.

SAN JOSE, CA – AUGUST 3: A plane heads down the runway as it takes off at the Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. A new study concluded that during periods of high air traffic, children living near the airport experienced similar levels of lead exposure to children in Flint, Michigan during the city’s water crisis. The county is pushing to close the airport. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

The lead emissions place nearby children at an elevated risk of permanent developmental issues

(mercurynews.com August 3, 2921) Thousands of children in predominantly low-income neighborhoods near East San Jose’s Reid Hillview are at higher risk of permanent developmental issues due to lead emissions from planes flying in and out of nearby Reid-Hillview Airport, a new study has found. Read Full Article here

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