Neighbors who live near San Jose's Reid-Hillview Airport have been living with noise and air pollution for many years. Now a new study commissioned by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has found definitive proof that lead from the leaded fuel exhaust of small aircraft constantly flying overhead has entered the bloodstream of resident children. With this evidence in hand, the tireless efforts of community advocates to close the airport seem closer than ever to succeeding.
Produced by Rick Bacigalupi

On Television

  • October 11, 2021

    Brightline Defense Air Quality

    Executive Director Eddie Ahn of Brightline Defense is a passionate advocate for the underserved of San Francisco. We climb up to the roof with he and his team as they install an air quality sensor near a busy City freeway interchange so that it can start monitoring pollution there. Data collected…
  • October 11, 2021

    Standford Smoke Research

    What impact is pollution from wildfire smoke having on our health?

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