If You Live Near An Airport, Watch Out For This Health Danger

Planes landing and taking off are loud. But aside from the noisy nuisance, research shows that if you live near an airport, the noise over your head can cause a serious illness in your body.

The study of airports in the U.S. and England shows that people living in their vicinity run a higher risk of heart problems.

The analysis found an increased risk of stroke, coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease for both hospital admissions and mortality, especially among the 2 percent of the study population exposed to the highest levels of daytime and night time aircraft noise.

The researchers warn: “How best to meet commercial aircraft capacity for London and other major cities is a matter of active debate. However, policy decisions need to take account of potential health related concerns, including possible effects of environmental noise on cardiovascular health.”

 

Carl Lowe

By Carl Lowe

has written about health, fitness and nutrition for a wide range of publications including Prevention Magazine, Self Magazine and Time-Life Books. The author of more than a dozen books, he has been gluten-free since 2007.