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Category Name: UFP

Support for airlines is bottomless pit

The Dutch government recently presented a new Aviation Bill. It led to massive criticism because it is entirely based on growth without asking how much aviation does the Netherlands actually need. So we present an alternative vision that will not destroy the economy, but that benefits everyone.

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Short-term exposure to ufp increases risk of cardiac arrest

Even a short exposure to a low amount of ultra fine particles increases the risk of cardiac arrest. This emerges from large-scale research in Japan. The researchers are urgently calling for stricter standards. ‘Our study supports recent evidence that there is no safe level of air pollution,’ said cardiologist Kazuaki Negishi of the University of […]

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Plans Schiphol for 40,000 extra flights: angry reaction

After 2020, the Dutch government has allowed Schiphol to grow to a maximum of 540 thousand flight movements per year. Growth is only permitted if the aviation sector can demonstrate that the nuisance to the immediate environment is reduced, for example due to quieter and cleaner aircraft. Citizen’s organisations think minister Van Nieuwenhuizen’s proposal to […]

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Proof: ultra-fine particles from aircraft affect health

A thorough study among 191 primary school children who live near Schiphol Airport shows that  high concentrations of ultra-fine particles from aircraft can effect health seriously. When the wind blows in the ‘wrong’ direction children with respiratory complaints suffer more and use more medication. Complaints include shortness of breath and wheezing. These are the conclusions […]

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50 Years fighting aircraft noise

On October 20th 2018, a conference was held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of UECNA, with the participation of representatives of many European organizations against aircraft noise. President Dominique Lazarski, in her speech explained what UECNA is, analysing its triple role by representing citizens in organizations that UECNA participates: in the European […]

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Successful 50th anniversary meeting

UECNA has existed for 50 years. In that time aviation has grown dramatically.  UECNA is the only Europe-wide body representing the interests of residents.  We will continue to lobby and campaign on the issues of noise, air pollution and climate change.  We will learn the lessons of the past as we build our strategy for […]

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Dutch residents organisations join forces

Residents organisations around the six Dutch airports have established the National Residents Alliance on Aviation (LBBL). They consider that the growth of aviation must stop. The government must ensure a substantial reduction of nuisance caused by aviation and give priority to the protection of the environment, health and climate; Like all companies in the Netherlands, […]

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Exorbitantly high fine dust readings near FRA

This is the heading of an article on the Frankfurter Neue Presse website of April 4. Residents around the airport breathe in tens of thousands of New Year’s Eve loads of ultra-fine dust every year? Yes, say experts of the initiative against aircraft noise in Mainz, and rely on measurements of the state of Hesse: […]

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Aviation-related impacts on UFP near airports

Aircraft engine exhaust emissions are a significant source of ultra fine particles (UFP; aerodynamic diameter <100 nm) and can cause several-fold increases in ground-level particle number concentrations (PNC) over large areas downwind of airports, as a recent study in the United States shows. Exposure to UFP is of particular concern because it is associated with […]

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CPH now prize winning against air pollution

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 […]

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