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CPH now prize winning against air pollution

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In addition to our last message we contacted Lars Brogaard of the union of airport workers at Copenhagen Airport (CPH), who was mentioned in the 2012 report about threatened health. We asked him the state of affairs five years later. His answer was rather optimistic, referring to a Danish newsletter of June 2017. ‘Yes, things

Study about pollution in airports still worrying

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People working at airside at airports are exposed to potentially health damaging air pollution. The National Board of Industrial Injuries in Denmark attributes several cancer cases to the air pollution in airports. This work-related pollution is a serious and overseen threat for the workers. The main concern is ultra-fine particles of both aircraft and diesel

Day Against Aircraft Noise in Germany

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Here you will find a press release of today’s Day Against Noise, together with the list of claims of the Bundesvereinigung gegen Fluglärm, BVF, the umbrella organisation against aircraft noise of Germany. Both texts are in German. BVF-PM Tag gegen Lärm Position BVF gesetzlicher Schutz vor Fluglärm

Safety on the ground at stake

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Lony Wesseling, former Vice President of UECNA, was interviewed on Dutch television about the results of a report of the Security Council concerning incidents around Schiphol Airport. With English subtitles (WL).

Warning against noise pollution declared legal

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Frankfurt Airport and Lufthansa sponsored an open air classic music festival in the Rhine-Main area. Fluglärm Mainz, an initiative group against aircraft noise, stated that it is no longer possible to enjoy this kind of cultural events undisturbed because of the noise from Frankfurt Airport. Reason for the concert organisation to go to court in

Active group in Rhein-Pfalz area

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The Rheinland-Pfalz Exhibition in Mainz, Germany, has once again a booth on the aircraft noise problems in the Rhein-Main area (Hall 7 booth # 736). This booth is built and organized by the local group ‘Lebenswertes Mainz und Rheinhessen e.V.’. In hall 6, booth # 610 ‘Trullo mit der Stille-Gruppe’ shows the activities of the

French State sued for failure to comply with END

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Several French environmental or residents organisations near the Parisian airports including the French umbrella NGO – UFCNA – fighting for the protection of citizens living under flight paths  are suing the French state for failure to comply with the 2002-49 Environmental Noise Directive. The presse releases can be found (in French) on UFCNA website :

UECNA speaks at Noise Conference

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Noise Conference, 24 April 2017, Brussels, Belgium About the conference Prolonged exposure to road, railway and aircraft traffic noise can cause sleep disturbance and annoyance. This can lead to serious health effects such as cardiovascular diseases. In the European Union, more than 120 million people suffer from noise levels that are considered to have a negative effect