WHY GET INVOLVED?

1.    PARTICULATE EMISSIONS IMPACTS TO TREES AND PLANTS.  


Particulate matter deposits on leaves increase plant transpiration and the risk of plants suffering from drought. Particulate matter could thus be contributing more strongly to tree mortality and forest decline than previously assumed.


 2.    HEALTH IMPACTS FROM AIRCRAFT NOISE AND PARTICULATE EMISSIONS.  

 

There are numerous studies documenting the impacts to health from repeated, prolonged exposure.  These include:
 

 
3.    NOISE POLLUTION IMPACTS TO WILDLIFE.  

 

4.    DIMINUTION IN PROPERTY VALUE DUE TO AIRCRAFT NOISE.  

 

Study concluded that the higher the relative price of a property, the higher the diminution in value, with largest loss 22.5% - 29% for  premium housing and 19% loss for moderately-priced housing.  

(Source: Booz-Allen & Hamilton Inc., “The Effect of Airport Noise on Housing Values:  A Summary Report, “ Office of Environmental and Energy Federal Aviation Administration (September 15, 1994))