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« on: April 27, 2014, 02:04:05 PM »
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October 17, 2013: The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) reported a positive association between outdoor air pollution and cancer. The IARC is a part of the World Health Organization (WHO).  The WHO warned citizens a few years ago that living or working near a busy airport was statistically linked to steeply increased health risks.  Also, that  attending schools near a busy airport was statistically linked to below-average performance by students. 

[[Note: The MSP Noise Oversight Committee refused to review the WHO warnings when issued.  SMAAC wrote the MAC requesting a response to the warning, but Chair Bovin diverted the letter to staff (Chad Leqve).  These events were documented in the SMAAC News Letter blog.]]
According to the release, "The air we breathe has become polluted with a mixture of cancer-causing substances, says Dr Kurt Straif, Head of the IARC Monographs Section. We now know that outdoor air pollution is not only a major risk to health in general, but also a leading environmental cause of cancer deaths." 


Ms. Barnes is the spokesperson for her community and a national advocate for outlawing leaded aviation fuel. The 2011 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Emissions Inventory on Toxic Emissions listed Hillsboro Airport (HIO) and other Washington County Oregon airports as significant sources of pollution.
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