Saturday, January 17, 2015

Ask Tamara: What do you say when… | Lead Safe America Foundation

Lead is far more pernicious and potent than most folks seem to understand. And the era of subsidized and encouraged lead poisoning of children is not over ...

In Salem as everywhere in Oregon, small planes continue to spew tons of lead from "Avgas" into the food chain and our bodies every year, even though three quarters of them can fly on unleaded "Mogas."

And you know what? Your unleaded car gas is taxed at $0.30 per gallon -- but the pilots spraying the fields and sidewalks and streets where your children play and walk only pay $0.09 per gallon for the privilege of poisoning us here in our community, and adding to the burdens our schools face (neurologically impaired kids ... With severe impulse control deficits, which causes higher police and prison spending).

"Let's live on the planet as if we intend to stay."

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