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New study finds local airports are raising blood lead levels in children

Original post made on Aug 6, 2021

Aircraft traffic around Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose is contaminating the area with lead, causing a spike in blood lead levels, according to a new study that noted other area airports are also likely contaminating communities.

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Posted by Scott Woodworth
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Aug 6, 2021 at 1:01 pm

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Here in Sarasota / Bradenton Florida, the airport got in the charter school business and is opening a school in a re-zoned industrial park, across the street from the runways. Ironically, it is called Team Success


Posted by Nora S.
a resident of Rex Manor
on Aug 6, 2021 at 10:28 pm

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Dear MV Voice,
This is the second story in your newspaper this month that used the phrase "honed in on." Please let your editors know that this is a malapropism, and reflects poorly on your publication. The correct phrase is "homed in on." For more information, see:

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Posted by mikepat
a resident of Monta Loma
on Aug 7, 2021 at 10:54 am

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Regarding Moffett field - jet fuel does not contain lead. I don't think any piston driven aircraft use Moffett today.

Posted by Christopher Chiang
a resident of North Bayshore
on Aug 7, 2021 at 12:14 pm

Christopher Chiang is a registered user.

@mikepat true that commercial jet fuel used in jets and larger helicopters are unleaded. Is that also true of military fuel? Since the military sets their own standards for jet fuel. Thank you.

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