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“Toxic Sky?”


Promo Quotes:


"It's a quiet mountain community, but some residents claim something's happening in the sky that's making them sick."


"Mystery clouds and unusual contrails ... Is it a weather experiment on a massive scale?"


"In a Channel 4 News investigation, Paul Moyer looks into why some say the government is manipulating the weather."


(The video runs 4.30 minutes. For a transcript of the video commentary, see below.)



"Toxic Sky"  KNBC TV4 News Items  Los Angeles  May 23, 2006 

Part 1

Part 2  (
November 16, 2006)      (No Transcript)






May 23, 2006: Here is perhaps the first real mainstream media coverage in the U.S.A on the subject of U.S. Senate Bill 517, U.S. House Bill 2995, and experimental weather modification programs that are currently ongoing in the United States.


On 23 May 2006 the NBC station in Los Angeles, KNBC broadcast a news item, reported and hosted by Paul Moyer, called "Toxic Sky" on the Jet Contrails in Los Angeles. and many counties in Northern California.


”It is as fair and balanced a report as you're going to see on network TV. Mr. Moyer himself appears to be genuinely convinced that something unusual is happening. Rosalind Peterson is great in a formal interview setting with Moyer and, in too little time, covered barium, aluminum, and the upcoming U.S. Senate and U.S. House Bills on weather modification.” Brian Holmes, Canada (For more on Rosalind and Bill S-517 - Visit Website:


”Much of the basic research for this story must have come from this excellent piece in the Alpenhorn News newspaper based in Crestline, California, and from research conducted by Rosalind Peterson since 2002.” Quote: Brian Holmes, Canada


Up to this point in time the mainstream media has largely "ignored" the subject of the ongoing myriad of weather modification programs and experiments. Jets leaving persistent jet contrails that are modifying our weather, covering our skies in man-made clouds and white haze, exacerbating global warming, and polluting our environment with jet fuel emissions, have also been ignored by our elected officials and mainstream media. When atmospheric heating and testing programs are added to this mix of experiments, pollutants, and man-made clouds, the synergistic effects may be adversely impacting public health and having negative consequences on our natural resources.


Note:  Many of the sky pictures and video portions of this broadcast was filmed in Mendocino County, parts of Marin County and San Francisco.  The video sky clips and pictures taken in Los Angeles look similar to the skies in Northern California, especially Mendocino County, CA






            U.S. Senate Bill 517 and U.S. House Bill 2995, a bill that would allow experimental weather modification by artificial methods and implement a national weather modification policy, does not include agriculture or public oversight, is on the “fast track” to be passed in 2006.


            This bill is designed to implement experimental weather modification. The appointed Board of Directors established by this bill does not include any agricultural, water, EPA, or public representatives, and has no provisions for Congressional, State, County, or public oversight of their actions or expenditures.


            Weather Modification may adversely impact agricultural crops and water supplies.  If the weather is changed in one state, region or county it may have severe consequences in another region, state or county.  And who is going to decide the type of weather modification experimentation and who it will benefit or adversely impact?

Our compliments to Paul Moyer and his NBC.TV Los Angeles  team for a job well done!


Transcript of KNBC "Toxic Sky" - May 23, 2006

(Note: Items in parenthesis are added to the transcript for clarification purposes.)


Paul Moyer: “Tonight, a community in the San Bernardino mountains has a real mystery on its hands. The official explanation here is that jet contrails are causing strange lines in the sky and that it’s pollen making people sick on the ground. But others are convinced it is something else. And they ask: ‘Is the government experimenting with our weather?’”


Cedar Glenn, California, resident Gretchen Sherman: “There is a huge dust cloud.”


Paul Moyer: Long-time Cedar Glenn resident, Gretchen Sherman, says she has never seen anything like it.


Paul Moyer: “How big was it?”


Sherman: “Oh, it covered the entire Cedar Glen area.”


Paul Moyer: A cloud of dust leaving a sticky yellow slime all over her car. It happened again last February (2006). And calls began pouring in to the local Alpenhorn newspaper.


Alpenhorn News Publisher, Dennis Labadie: “And they had a tremendous upsurge of children that were not going to school at that point.”


Paul Moyer: Pharmacist Ed Burrows says it is the most mysterious illness he’s seen in twenty-two years on the mountain.


Ed Burrows: “A lot of eye infection problems, upper respiratory problems, nose bleeds.”


Paul Moyer: The nearby March Air force Base says it didn’t come from them. Others said it was a pollen cloud. The Department of Health found a yellowish tint on a tissue submitted for testing. But (quote): "There was no sign of any biological form such as cedar pollen.” And the test was ruled inconclusive. And it wasn’t long before things ballooned into a sky-high mystery.


Paul Moyer: The story is not just here in Crestline and the alleged yellow cloud. People say the government is up there in airplanes spraying all kinds of chemicals to change or manipulate the weather.


Paul Moyer: Leaving what you see there. And they call that a chemtrail? “So when I look up there and what I think are contrails, you’re telling me are chemtrails.”


Alpenhorn Newspaper Report, Laurie Kelly: “Yes. A contrail would be dissipated by now.” (The Alpenhorn Newspaper article is reprinted below-2006.)


Paul Moyer: “It would?”


Laurie Kelly: “Yes, It would.”


Paul Moyer: Chemtrails. On the Internet they are cited as proof of the government creating clouds to combat global warming. In response the Air Force says that [quote]: “There is no such thing as a chemtrail. The actual contrails are a safe and natural phenomenon. And that people are seeing more contrails simply because there are more jets forming large clouds, depending on weather conditions, as in this video of alleged chemtrails shot near San Francisco.”


Professor Gregory Benford of UC Irvine works with the Department of Energy (DOE) on weather research.


Gregory Benford: After viewing a short film segment of the skies above San Francisco and Marin County Professor Benford stated: “I think these are contrails.” Another film segment brought the following statement: “That’s very odd. They could be very large contrails.”


Paul Moyer: He says the DOE doesn’t know of any jets spraying chemicals to affect the weather. However, he says, we will probably see it in the near future.


Gregory Benford: “You’ve got to, in a sense, engineer all these, so you get the right kind of clouds, with the effects we want.”


Paul Moyer: It is called geoengineering. Fighting global warming by putting a chemical dust in the atmosphere and reflecting harmful radiation back into space.


Gregory Benford: “You could use barium oxide, for example, which makes big fluffy clouds. You could use tiny little bits of aluminum, which is benign in the environment, and essentially manage the climate.”


But Rosalind Peterson of California Skywatch (former California U.S.D.A., Certified Crop Loss Adjustor / More information-Website: says Health Department records show a sharp increase in both chemicals in the water supply of Northern California, dating from the time the huge contrails first appeared over her home in Mendocino County (California).


Rosalind Peterson: “And what I found was unusual spiking (in California drinking water tests) since the early 1990s, and barium, aluminum…”


Paul Moyer: “What’s the significance of the barium and the aluminum?”


Rosalind Peterson: “I went and got all the tests (from the California State Department of Health, Drinking Water Division since 1984) and all these things in the same test would be up way over state and federal standards. This had to be airborne because how could it get into such diverse regions of our county (and State drinking water supplies)?


Rosalind Peterson: “We have jets going in every direction: Xs, east-west, north-south, circles. There is something going on in the air. I don’t know exactly what but I think there is some experimentation.”


(Note: More information on the unusual spiking of barium and aluminum in California drinking water supplies is located below this transcript.)


Paul Moyer: “Is it legal?”


Rosalind Peterson: “I don’t know because we haven’t had a public discussion.”


Paul Moyer: But what is unknown today may be actual fact tomorrow thanks to a bill soon to be voted on in the U.S. Senate, a weather modification act calling for research in [quote] “...attempting to change or control by artificial methods the natural development of atmospheric cloud forms…”


Paul Moyer: “Doesn’t it seem to you that they’re going to be doing it in future, for sure?”


Rosalind Peterson:  “Yes, and if they are, I want to know about it.


Paul Moyer:   In the meantime a lot of people are wondering if they’ll ever get clear skies and a clear answer.


Paul Moyer:   “The legislation is there. Therefore somebody is thinking about this. How does this make sense…?”


Laurie Kelly:  “I don’t know. Maybe they’re practicing.”


Paul Moyer:   “…over Cedar Glen, over Arrowhead?”


Laurie Kelly: “Ah, I guess you have to try it out before you use it. I’m not sure.”


Paul Moyer:   “Well, you be the judge. We’ll keep you posted on anything further on this story. And there will be more, that’s for sure. More information on the weather modification proposals, check on our website:” END FOR NOW



























1984 - 2006


The California State Department of Health, Drinking Water Division, Sacramento, California, collects all of the water test data from every public drinking water source in the State of California.


These tests are required by the EPA and the State of California, due to possible health effects, when various metals, herbicides, pesticides and other substances are found above state or federal standards in drinking water sources.


1) A review of all water tests in the State of California between 1984 and 2006 from results on this CD was conducted over a six-month period. Every water test result over -0- was analyzed and checked to find any unusual water contaminant data. The results of this search yielded some unusual statistics here in Mendocino and several other Northern California Counties.


2) It was discovered that Barium, Magnesium, Lead, Manganese, Aluminum, Iron, Sodium, and Specific Conductance (the ability of water to conduct a charge), were being found under unusual circumstances in our drinking water supplies. Unusual spikes were occurring in almost all drinking water sources in Mendocino County and in other counties throughout the State of California.


Prior to 1990, these spikes were not evident in drinking water tests results (most tests results were -0-), unless there were historic levels in the water shown by test results each year from 1984. The test results do show that in non-spike years these contaminants were not found in most water sources. Why?


3) These specific spikes started in 1991, and have continued in certain specific years through 2006. The interesting part of these water spikes is that these contaminants almost always spike at the same time and in the same year. If, for example, Specific Conductance is high, then all or almost all the other test results are high at the same time. (Other test results revealed that Boron, Silver and sometimes Zinc were also present during these spikes in some water tests.)


The Albion Mutual Water Company East Well, used as only one example, shows Specific Conductance spiking in 1995, along with Magnesium and Lead. Again in 2001, Specific Conductance spikes and so does Magnesium and Manganese. The years prior to and in between these dates show -0- results. The Albion Mutual Water Company West Well, for example shows all -0- readings until 1998, when Specific Conductance, Magnesium, Sodium and Aluminum all spike.


The Calpella County Water District has definite spike patterns of Magnesium, Barium, Iron and Manganese in the years 1995, 1998 and 2001. The Covelo Eel River Charter School Well 01, shows Magnesium, Barium, Iron, Manganese, Zinc and Specific Conductance spikes in 1999 and 2001, with Specific Conductance reaching a high of 5,390.


In 1999, the Fort Bragg CSP-Mackerricher State Park Lake Cleone Intake Supply Raw, water tests show spiking in 1999 for Specific Conductance (1290), Magnesium (20), Chloride (325), Barium (54) and aluminum (64). Note that test results are in parts per billion. What is interesting is that Iron(1600 ppb) spikes in 2001, along with Manganese (2200 ppb), in this raw water supply.


The unusual part is that these water test results are consistent in almost every single public drinking water source in all of Mendocino County, whether in Ukiah, Fort Bragg, Hopland, Laytonville or Willits. The spikes are consistent in some years, vary in parts per billion (ppb), but show that something unusual is happening to the air in Mendocino County which is impacting the quality of our water. Since these diverse water sources are not connected it is believed that air pollution is the major source of these contaminants in our drinking water supplies.


4) Why are these spikes only found since 1994? Why do these contaminants only spike as a group and not, in the majority of cases, independently of one another? And why is every single public drinking water source showing some form of this spike pattern? The California Air Resources Board Statewide Summary for Iron, Aluminum, Iron, Zinc, Manganese and Barium, also show positive air test results between 1989 and 2001. Our water test spikes appear to correlate strongly with California Air Quality test results. Why?


5) What is causing these water spikes in Mendocino County? How is this impacting the quality of the water we drink? What impact do these spikes have on public health, the quality of our water, our air, soil and trees? What is the source of these pollutants? Industry, jet fuel emissions…what is happening in Mendocino County and in other counties throughout California? There are many questions and few answers. Why are the California Air Resources Control Board Air Testing Results correlating in some respects with our positive water test results?


(In an article in the Sunday, February 23, 2003, edition of the Sacramento Bee, written by Chris Bowman, it was noted that Tungsten (not normally tested for in public drinking water supplies), was found in Elk Grove, Sacramento, in drinking water supplies, and in tests conducted on trees rings in that area as well. Similar results were found in Fallon, Nevada and Sierra Vista, Arizona.


The trees tested in this pilot project included Redwood trees and showed huge increases in Tungsten in the past ten years in tree ring tests. It would be interesting to determine whether Tungsten, a potential carcinogen may be found in Mendocino County trees, air or public drinking water supplies.


6) Why hasn't the California State Department of Health or the EPA taken action to find out why we are having these water test results in Mendocino County, especially when some of the test results are above both state and federal standards? If these contaminants are being found in public wells in Mendocino County. Does this mean that contaminants are also being found in private wells?

***Are similar patterns found in Humboldt, Lake, Sonoma, Napa and other Northern California Counties? I believe that the answer is yes! Why?


There are many unanswered questions about these test results, this unusual spiking pattern and the variation in test results. If you would like more information please contact your local, state or federal elected public representatives and/or the California State Department of Health or the California State Air Quality Control Board in Sacramento. If you would like copies of these graphs or the data results please contact Rosalind Peterson, (707) 485-7520 or E-Mail:


The California State Department of Health CD (1984-2006) may be obtained by calling the California State Department of Health Drinking Water Division at (916) 449-5568 or by sending $100.00 to Drinking Water Program, Post Office Box 942732, Sacramento, California 94234-0732. (A CD containing all of this data is available to the public upon payment of a fee to the California State Department of Health Drinking Water Division in Sacramento.)


If you are interested in an inexpensive and fast way to obtain these results for your individual water supply please contact your local water district, like the City of Ukiah, or your county water district or drinking water supplier. They order the tests, which are subsequently sent to the California State Department of Health, Drinking Water Division, Sacramento, CA, to be recorded on their CD. These historical and current water test data results are available to the public in California under the California Public Records Act. These test results are available to the public in every state under EPA Rules and Regulations.


State of California Drinking Water Test Results from CA State Department of Health (1984-2006)








































HAARP (Alaska Atmospheric Heating Project) U.S. Senate Bill 517 - Current Status: Weather Modification Bill + U.S. House Bill 2995 Official Title: To establish the Weather Modification Operations and Research Board, and for other purposes. TEXT: Weather Modification

Ski Resort Weather Modification in Colorado 2006


Recommended Book: The Dying of the Trees, by Charles Little 1995


Associated Reference Articles:


(Department of Energy DOE - Weather Modification Campaign Experiments 2006) Toxic: Trimethyl Aluminum



Scientists excited for Wyoming Cloud-seeding December 19, 2005 - Program worked well: February 3, 2006 Whitney Royster Star Tribune Report - "Meanwhile, snowstorms dumped records amounts of snow on mountains in the western part of the state...Wyoming saw nearly a season's worth of snowfall in just one month..." However, the rest of the state of Wyoming "...enjoyed record warm temperatures...and Lander received less than its average snowfall..." What impact did this cloud seeding program have on surrounding areas of Wyoming and also on other states? EPA 1999 "Evaluation of Air Pollutant Emissions from Subsonic Commercial Jet Aircraft" EPA 420-R-99-013

"Aviation and the Global Atmosphere"


"Dimming the Sun" NOVA April 18, 2006,13026,1108853,00.html


"Goodbye Sunshine" The Guardian Magazine (Global Dimming)


The following table lists some of the field campaigns of interest to the aerosol community. Campaigns are listed in reverse chronological order by start date. Goddard Space Institute for Space Studies + NASA: (Popular Mechanics Article 1997)


Weather as a Force Multiplier:

Owning the Weather in 2025


Air Force 2025 (Popular Mechanics Article 1997)









"Increased illness linked to mystery powder"


More mountain patients reporting sickness since yellow dust appeared


by Laurie A. Kelly



"The unexplained yellow powder that mysteriously appeared in mountain communities last Dec. 7 and again in February has prompted The Alpenhorn News to further investigation of the appearance of these aerial trails that many believe are the cause of the increase in respiratory problems plaguing mountain communities.


Chemtrails, the visible vapor streams left by low-altitude chemical spraying, have been under scrutiny for more than seven years now, since the first appearances of the heavy white streamers in the sky in early 1999. Despite the efforts of investigators, very little information has been released to the public.


Locally, the issue surfaced in early December when many mountain residents observed a fine, slippery yellow powder on their cars and around the exterior of their homes.


Gretchen Sherman, who lives in Cedar Glen, said she was concerned enough about the situation that she notified the South Coast Air Quality Management District and the agency sent an inspector to her home. The man took a sample, she said, and tentatively identified the powder as cedar pollen.


However, a biologist told this newspaper that December is not the season when cedar pollen normally appears, and that when it does appear, in the spring, it does not “explode.” Several witnesses said they had seen a yellow cloud “exploding” in the skies over the Lake Arrowhead area prior to the appearance of the mysterious yellow dust or powder.


Government officials have repeatedly dodged the questions of concerned citizens and, when pressed, have said the appearance of powder in other areas is nothing more than pollen. People continue to become ill and high levels of chemicals continue to show up in random testing of soil and water supplies, according to informed sources.


In the beginning, the activities of chemtrail investigators were considered nothing more than speculation. Scientists connected to these efforts were considered to be conspiracy theorists. But with the increasingly visible presence of chemtrails, many contend that the time has come for speculation to lead into knowledge, as theory – and fears – are apparently becoming reality.


Witnesses have told this newspaper that they have seen and photographed KC 135s and KC 10s, stripped of any military markings and outfitted with what appears to be a “spraying device.” Airport personnel and pilots have confirmed for this reporter that some commercial airliners have also been outfitted to leave long-lasting chemtrails. One former Air Force pilot, who wished not to be named, said, “Yeah, we have them, but were not supposed to talk about it.”


The existence of equipment capable of producing aerosol spraying has been demonstrated, and senior Air Force officials acknowledge this capability, though they say its purpose is pest control and fuel dumping.


But nonmilitary sources say there are two major reasons for the use of such equipment – weather modification and biochemical warfare. As more information is discovered the two are appearing more like a single cause.


Community after community continues to report that hundreds of people are becoming ill at the same time, and these reports usually follow on the heels of times of heavy chemtrail activity. In San Bernardino Mountains communities, three physicians, all of whom asked not to be identified, have reported an increasing number of patients being seen for similar illness since December.


Persistent hacking coughs, upper respiratory and intestinal distress, pneumonia, extreme fatigue, lethargy, dizziness, disorientation, splitting headaches, elevated arthritis symptoms and unexplainable nosebleeds are just a few of the symptoms these doctors have described.


These doctors have said they are seeing larger numbers of patients with these complaints during or within days after the times that the physicians themselves have observed a larger number of chemtrails in the skies above mountain communities.


Ed Burrows, a pharmacist who lives in Crestline, told The Alpenhorn News that he is seeing similar signs of illness in himself. Since early December he has been suffering from a respiratory ailment that has includes a “gooey phlegm” that, despite his best efforts, he has been unable to relieve. Burrows said the issue is raising “high concern” for him that his health may be “jeopardized.” Burrows said he “feels that it is directly related” to recent chemtrail activity.


“Our government’s refusal to level with the people indicates that whatever it is they are polluting our environment with must be dangerous and/or unhealthy. There is no need to be secretive if what you are doing is beneficial,” he said.


In an e-mail he sent to this reporter, Burrows wrote, “As the former owner and pharmacist of the Lake Gregory Pharmacy for more than two decades, this is the first time in those 22 years I’ve witnessed so many in our community suffering with respiratory ailments with no apparent cause… Edward Burrows Pharm. D, RPh.”


Many respected researchers are attributing these illnesses to toxic chemicals used in government-sponsored weather-modification programs already in effect and intended to minimize the effects of serious weather events such as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Senate Bill 517, proposed by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), would create a platform for future legislation that would allow for a nationwide weather-modification advisory and research board to make large-scale chemical alterations in our atmosphere. Authoritative sources say this is already occurring.


High levels of barium, aluminum and quartz have already been found in areas that have been reporting heavy chemtrail activity. Those substances, though natural minerals, have never been detected in those areas previously. For example, in portions of Canada, one of the first countries to raise awareness of aerosol spraying, barium and aluminum levels were found to be seven times above normal, according to media accounts published in a Vancouver newspaper in 1999.


Since publishing the story last week The Alpenhorn News has received requests for information from organizations as far away as Chicago. Many of these organizations have said they are having difficulty getting the news media to publish stories regarding the kinds of chemtrails that have been recently spotted above the San Bernardino Mountains."



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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY PA420-R-99-013 - Final Report "Evaluation of Air Pollutant Emissions from Subsonic Commercial Jet Aircraft", U.S. Environmental Protection Agency April 1999.  Excerpts from this report are reprinted below:

"Public Health and Aircraft Emissions":

"Ultimately, EPA's principal concern in evaluating and controlling (jet fuel) emissions is the preservation of human health and, secondarily, the protection of public welfare (including protection against damage to crops, vegetation, animals, and buildings)...In particular, they have significant concerns regarding the effect of NOx on local and regional environments. Tropospheric NOx has multiple environmental quality impacts…contributing to ground-level O3 and PM, but also air toxic concentrations, excess nitrogen loads to sensitive water bodies, and acidification of sensitive ecosystems (EPA 1997a)." (PM = Particulate Matter)

"Table 1.1 Representative health effects of air pollutants.” Jet Emission Pollutants:

‘Ozone - Lung function impairment, effects on exercise performance, increased airway responsiveness, increased susceptibility to respiratory infection, increased hospital admissions and emergency room visits, and pulmonary inflammation, lung structure damage. (Examples of these effects are chronic inflammation and structural damage to lung tissue and accelerated decline in baseline lung function.)”

“Carbon Monoxide - Cardiovascular effects, especially in those persons with heart conditions…Similar health effects on animals as on humans.”

“Nitrogen Oxides - Lung irrigation and lower resistance to respiratory infections. Premature mortality, aggravation of respiratory and cardiovascular disease, changes in lung function and increased respiratory symptoms, changes to lung tissues and structure, and altered respiratory defense mechanisms…” (Asthmatics are especially sensitive.)

“Volatile Organic Compounds - Eye and respiratory tract irritation, headaches, dizziness, visual disorders, and memory impairment.”

“Table 1.2 Representative Environmental Effects:

Ozone - Crop damage, damage to trees and decreased resistance to disease for both crops and other plants. (Ground-level ozone interferes with the ability of plants to produce and store food so that growth, reproduction and overall plant health are compromised. By weakening trees and other plants, ozone can make plants more susceptible to disease, insect attacks, and harsh weather ...Ground level ozone can also kill or damage leaves so that they fall off the plants too soon or become spotted and brown...")

 “Nitrogen Oxides - Acid rain, visibility degradation, particle formation, contribution towards ozone formation. NO2 is an important precursor to both ozone and acidic precipitation, which harms both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems...NOx also plays a role in the formation of acid rain. Acid rain causes surface water acidification and damages trees...NOx contributes to the formation of particles in the atmosphere, with the resulting health and visibility effects...)”

“Particulate Matter - Visibility degradation and…safety effects for aircraft from reduced visibility. (PM is the generic term for a broad class of chemically and physically diverse substances that exist as discrete particles...over a wide range of sizes...PM may either be emitted directly or formed in the atmosphere by the transformations of gaseous emissions of compounds including NOx, VOCs, and sulfur oxides SOx...In addition to the evidence found for health effects associated with aggravation of asthma and increased respiratory illness, and that they may be chronic health effects associated with long-term exposure to high concentrations of coarse particles (FR, July 18, 1997)..."

"...the nature of the effects that have been reported to be associated with ambient PM, including premature mortality, aggravation of respiratory and cardiovascular disease…change in lung function and increased respiratory symptoms, changes to lung tissues and structure, and altered respiratory defense mechanisms; and sensitive sub-populations that appear to be at greater risk to such effects, specifically individuals with respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease and the elderly...children, asthmatic children and adults..."

“Volatile Organic Compounds - Contribution towards ozone formation, odors, and some direct effect on buildings and plants." (...They can arise from evaporation or incomplete fuel combustion. As a class, VOCs react with NOx in the atmosphere to form ozone, but individual VOCs may have additional health effects. Some VOCs have little or no known direct health effect, while other VOCs, such as benzene, are carcinogens...Eye and respiratory tract irritation, headaches, dizziness, visual disorders, and memory impairment are among the immediate symptoms that some people have experienced soon after exposure to some organics...At high levels, VOCs can have a damaging effect on plants...VOCs that contain chlorine can also contribute to stratospheric ozone depletion.)..."

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - IPCC Special Report - Aviation and the Global Atmosphere - Summary for Policymakers – 1999:

"2. How Do Aircraft Affect Climate and Ozone?   Aircraft emit gases and particles directly into the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere where they have an impact on atmospheric composition. These gases and particles…trigger formation of condensation trails (contrails)…”

"4.6 Cirrus Clouds.   Extensive cirrus clouds have been observed to develop after the formation of persistent contrails. Increases in cirrus cloud cover (beyond those identified as line-shaped contrails) are found to be positively correlated with aircraft emissions..."

*Note:  The full report is available online at:        or on the EPA Website.


1. If  JP-4 or JP-8 Jet Fuel consists of a complex mixture of hydrocarbons, including poly aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), naphthalene and benzene (a known carcinogen), how will increasing jet fuel emissions impact public health?

2. When will our elected officials direct our local air pollution districts to start testing our air for barium (salts), aluminum (oxides), perchlorate, cadmium, manganese, magnesium, lead, iron, tungsten, and carcinogenic poly aromatic hydrocarbons like naphthalene and benzene?  

3. Are fine particles of aluminum oxide and other highly refractive metals being released by jets over our state along with aluminum coated fiberglass (Chaff)?