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.”