10,000 Hawks

New Haven, Connecticut Written by Michele Gielis
Photo: Rachel Heerema – New Haven, Tweed Airport, Hurricane Elsa flooding

(anthropocenealliance.org May 31, 2021) In February 2019, the USC Environmental Health Center reported on a study by Dr. Rima Habre about short-term health impacts caused by breathing in ultrafine particulate (UFP) matter that is emitted from aircraft activity at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). “The results showed levels of the dangerous UFPs were found to be 4 to 5 times greater than background levels in downwind communities.” Why does this matter? “Ultrafine particulate matter is known to contribute to reduced lung function, and airway inflammation in individuals with asthma.” Read Full Article here.

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