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 engines.
At the same time the study illustrates ‘the success of solution-orientated cooperation involving Copenhagen Airport, companies operating in the airport and unions representing employees in the airport’. But this doesn’t takes away the worries, five years after the study was published. So much hasn’t changed in that time, and with the increase in air traffic.