February 2, 2023

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Doctors ask Jefferson County officials to take action on leaded aviation gas

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By Luke Zarzecki, The Westminster Window

This story first appeared in a Colorado Community Media newspaper. The Colorado Sun is an owner of CCM.

A group of doctors sent Jefferson County commissioners a letter and a petition signed by 35 health care professionals asking the elected officials to act on leaded fuel at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport. 

The call to action comes as RMMA ranks 63rd on the top 100 lead-emitting airports in the country. The airport dropped 580 pounds of lead in 2017. 

The signees, mostly doctors and nurses, have four demands included: to not increase operations at the airport until a study by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is done, increase testing of blood lead levels in children under the age of 6, offer unleaded fuels to the…

Colorado Community Media

2022-08-15 15:54:15

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