Low birth weight babies linked to aircraft noise

Health economists from Lehigh, Lafayette College and the University of Colorado, Denver were able to pinpoint a causal link to the risk of having a low birth weight baby among mothers living close to an airport and in the direction of the runway. Read the full report here: … [Read more...]

ICCAN Publishes Noise Metrics and Measurements Review

The independent noise watchdog, ICCAN, which advises the government on aircraft noise, has published a review of the way in which noise from planes is monitored. It says “The approach to noise monitoring around the UK is neither consistent nor clear to stakeholders”. ICCAN has also promised to develop best practice guidance on the … [Read more...]

BCAW Joins Calls for Fairer Community Contract with Airports

Belfast City Airport Watch has joined a dozen airport community groups across the UK calling for a fairer ‘community contract’ with airports which cause noise pollution problems for local residents. The groups want the contract to ensure: Best practice is not just the norm but is mandatory The noise burden is genuinely reduced over … [Read more...]