"Aviation Gas Poses Lead Risk To Thousands in Brevard"

"Nearly 1,600 children age 5 and younger live close enough to an airport in Brevard County to be at risk from leaded gasoline used by small piston planes and helicopters."

"With the release of a new study from Duke University and other research identifying 1 kilometer, about 0.6 miles, as a significant threshold for health risks from lead, FLORIDA TODAY examined local data to gauge the potential lead threat to Space Coast residents. The threat is especially dangerous for young children, who suffer most from exposure to lead."

Jim Waymer reports for Florida Today August 21, 2011.


Source: Florida Today, 08/23/2011