Beyond Chemtrails: The Dangerous Amounts of Lead in Jet Fuel

Dangers of Jet Fuel

Lead Is Falling From The Sky… A Lot Of It

Whether you are one that is able to accept the hard facts regarding chemtrails or not, the undeniable truth is that we are being polluted in more ways than one from the skies. In a previous post, entitled Chemtrails in our Sky, I discussed those long trails you see in the sky, and the intentional spraying of chemicals into our atmosphere. This post is to discuss a different (and more subtle) method of pollution from aircraft, the dangerous jet fuel that powers them.

plane sprayerAside from the engineered spraying mechanisms and housing tanks installed on countless aircraft for spraying chemtrails, every minute of every day aircraft are dispersing large amounts of lead, bromine, and chlorine by way of the aviation fuel (or avgas) that powers them. Avgas is the gas that piston-driven aircraft use (which is anything that doesn’t have a propeller) for fuel. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an approximate total just short of 600 tons of lead are dumped every year in the sky over our heads from over-passing aircraft alone.

X-Ray instrumentation tests have been conducted on avgas on more than one occasion. The tests analyzed the bromine, chlorine, and lead content in avgas. The studies concluded that avgas contains:

Chlorine – 605.2 ppm
Lead – 48 ppm
Bromine – 42.6 ppm

While chlorine is a highly-reactive chemical, and bromine is a competing halogen with iodine, lead is an extremely toxic heavy metal that is linked to brain damage, bone diseases, and numerous forms of cancer. It has been established in recent years that any amount of lead exposure is dangerous. The undeniable fact that these agents are being dispersed into our skies on a daily basis (whether intentional or not) is completely inexcusable.

Lead in Jet Fuel: The Unbelievable Numbers

avgas detailsExactly how much lead is being dumped on just America alone by avgas? Approximately 681,000 gallons were burned per day in 2013, according to the General Aviation News.

Because avgas weighs in at about 6 lbs/gallon, this equates to over 4 million lbs of avgas burned per day, or 1.8 million kilograms.

This unbelievable amount of lead will eventually fall onto our lakes, rivers, streams, oceans, farming soils, forests, cattle ranches, your children’s playgrounds, etc.

“Piston-engine aircraft are the chief source of lead emissions in the United States, emitting 57% of the 964 tons of lead put into the air in 2008, according to the most recent figures from the National Emissions Inventory”   – National Institutes of Health

A lot of this lead shows up in our food supply, due to the fact that plants will absorb the lead from the soil and grazing animals will eat and concentrate toxins from plants. This is the reason why heavy metals are often found to be higher in milk and meats, than in the grass or plants themselves.

Lead Removed From Gasoline by EPA

leaded fuelAs you read through this, try to keep in mind that at one point, lead was added to regular gasoline for many years. It was believed that lead helped improve gas mileage, and helped engines to run better in general. The use of lead in regular gas also resulted in millions of lbs of lead being released into our environment, which increased lead contamination of soils and caused people to breath in lead with every breath they took.

gasThe average IQ in children across America noticeably dropped during the time lead was used in regular gas. IQs were restored to higher levels after lead was removed. Today, its illegal to have lead as an additive in gasoline and burn it in vehicles. Yet for some reason, its perfectly legal to burn this same lead in jet fuel.

“Avgas is one of the few fuels in the United States that still contain lead, leaving it the single largest source of lead emissions in the country. Concern over the health effects of lead has sparked a contentious effort to finally get the lead out of avgas — something the aviation and petroleum industries have been attempting for more than two decades, to no avail.”    – National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health describes the effects of lead as follows:

Lead is a well-documented neuro-toxin that is especially dangerous to children. Children are are typically exposed to lead when they consume or inhale lead-containing dust. Recently, serious harm to behavioral and cognitive functions including attention, motor skills, and overall intelligence have been shown in children that have much less lead levels than previously thought to cause harm. It is now well understood that there is no safe level of lead exposure.

When Will They Stop?

I’m well aware of the benefits of air travel. How amazing is it that you can take a 17 hour ride by car and turn it into a 2 hour flight? Or that you can literally sleep all the way to China? It’s a wonderful achievement of man, but it needs to be safer for everyone.

stop airborne lead

In an era where we are reminded daily of “Global Warming,” greenhouse gases, and carbon emissions, the very people reminding us are those who have the power to enforce action on the largest pollution practices on the globe. Yet, they don’t.

Arguably, this isn’t the most urgent problem we face. In a world where war is rampant, and the banking system seems forever on the brink of a collapse, it’s difficult for our society to focus on the more subtle long-term problems like lead in jet fuel. However, this is a problem that can be solved by implementing a mandatory switch for all aircraft to mogas (or unleaded fuel). The EPA and FAA need to work together to clean up our aircraft industry and get lead out of our skies. Is this too much to ask?

What do you think? Please take the time to comment or share. Spread the awareness.

Consider a detox system to rid your body of the harmful toxins and chemicals we are exposed to a daily basis, such as lead. Check out the heavy metal detox on one my previous posts Detox Wonders: 7 Detox Solutions Worth Trying.

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