Air pollution increases risk of respiratory illness, some cancers and birth defects.
Excessive noise may increase your chances of dying from life-threatening illnesses such as heart disease.
Most dangerous pollutants at Sea-Tac airport are NOT monitored.
Our children and elderly are at highest risk.
Click here for suggested Contacts to encourage our government agencies to work with the Port of Seattle and the FAA to conduct the SAM, Sea-Tac Air Monitoring study. Ask them to work with the Port of Seattle and FAA to fund and implement a study NOW.
Want more details?
Check out the 1999 and 2000 SeaTac Health reports:
See the recommended air monitoring study described in the March 2000 report, "Addressing Community Health Concerns Around SeaTac Airport" by Washington State Dept. of Public Health, Washington State Environmental Protection Agency and Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.
Report available on the web. It's listed as the Third Progress Report at
The other two reports are also listed there. Pay special attention to: - high asthma, pnemonia and influenza - Appendix A, Table 5, 1st progress report dated February 1999
- high chronic obstructive pulmonary disease deaths - Appendix A, Table 2, 1st report
- high cancer deaths - Appendix A, Table 2, 1st report
- high south end brain cancer statistics - page 8 , 2nd report
Hard copies available at Burien Public Library, Burien, Washington.
Click here for agencies to contact for help getting SAM funded. Check out the another site for copies of some of the references in the the SeaTac Health reports as well as other interesting reports.
Support SAM - Sea-Tac Air Monitoring
We have a right to know what we are breathing.
If the airport were a manufacturing plant, we would know !