Airplanes are incredibly close (and extremely loud)

Photo credit: Patrick Bombaert licensed under CC BY 2.0

by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition

This report in the New York Times contains shocking pictures* of low-flying airplanes near La Guardia Airport in New York City.

As recently reported, transportation noise including aircraft noise is a major health hazard.

We can see why.

*Warning: the pictures may be too graphic for some.

Dr. Daniel Fink is a leading noise activist based in the Los Angeles area. He serves on the board of the American Tinnitus Association, is the interim chair of Quiet Communities’s Health Advisory Council, and is the founding chair of The Quiet Coalition, an organization of science, health, and legal professionals concerned about the impacts of noise on health, environment, learning, productivity, and quality of life in America.


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