FAA Study: Aircraft Noise May Increase Risk Of Heart Disease

2009 FAA Study*: Hosptilization statistically significant from Aircraft Noise Exposure

A study published online by the British Medical Journal looking at the health of people living in the vicinity of Heathrow airport found those with the highest exposure were 10-20% more likely to be admitted to hospital for stroke, coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease. There was also an increased risk of death from those diseases. A linked study of the health of more than six million Americans over the age of 65 living around 89 US airports found that, on average, their risk went up 3.5% for every extra 10 decibels of noise.  Read more. . .

*FAA study No 09-C-NE-HU amendment No 004 and 10-C-NE-BU amendment No 002:

Funding: This study was supported by the Federal Aviation Administration, under FAA award No 09-C-NE-HU amendment No 004 and 10-C-NE-BU amendment No 002. The sponsor provided the noise contours, but had no role in the analysis or interpretation of data; in the writing of the reports; or in the decision to submit the article for publication. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funder.