Two important studies on the impact of airplane noise on our health.
“Researchers who analyzed data for 3.6 million residents living near Heathrow Airport between 2001 and 2005 found that risks were 10 to 20 percent higher among those living closer to airplane noise. Similar results emerged for the researchers who looked at airplane noise-related illness in the U.S. Those researchers found that out of six million people, ages 65 and over, those who lived in areas with 10-decibel higher airplane noise were 3.5 percent more likely to visit the hospital for cardiovascular issues.”
It is time we take a hard look at the impact of the changes being made to INCREASE noise at MSP. Convenience of an in-city airport cannot outweigh the health risks.