Report claims health of over a million at risk from aircraft noise
A report published today claims that the health of over one million people in the UK is at risk from aircraft noise.
The report, Aircraft Noise and Public Health: The Evidence is Loud and Clear, commissioned by campaign group HACAN and produced by the Aviation Environment Federation, has called on the Government to undertake a complete review of all its polices to ensure that they take full account of the health impacts of aircraft noise.
HACAN chair John Stewart said, “These findings are shocking but not surprising. Aircraft noise is having a major impact on people’s health. HACAN is calling on the Government to postpone any decision on new runways until a full health assessment has been carried out on each proposal. Today HACAN is setting up the Heathrow Health Alliance to monitor progress.”
See full findings at Aviation Environment Federation.
January 13, 2016