The Effect of Leaded Aviation Gasoline on Blood Lead in Children

  title={The Effect of Leaded Aviation Gasoline on Blood Lead in Children},
  author={Sammy Zahran and Terrence Iverson and Shawn P. McElmurry and Stephan Weiler},
  journal={Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists},
  pages={575 - 610}
  • S. ZahranT. Iverson S. Weiler
  • Published 11 April 2017
  • Economics
  • Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
Lead is a neurotoxin with developmentally harmful effects in children. In the United States, over half the current flow of lead into the atmosphere is attributable to lead-formulated aviation gasoline (avgas), used in a large fraction of piston-engine aircraft. Various public interest firms have petitioned the EPA to find endangerment from and regulate lead emitted by piston-engine aircraft, though the EPA has so far ruled against such petitions. To address an EPA request for more evidence, we… 

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