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February 2005

Public health impact of large airports

The largest study of health impacts at airports was carried out for the dutch government and published in 1999. It is called “Public health impact of large airports”. It identified a range of health impacts: premature death; aggravation of respiratory …

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Air pollution standards

There is a range of standards set by various bodies which specify the maximum levels of air pollution. The most important pollutants are nitrogen dioxide (NO2), small particulates (PM10) and ozone (O3).

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