Factsheet Ultrafine particles from Schiphol airport: An analysis of health impacts for area residents

This is a factsheet about a research study by TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research). The research has shown that air traffic at Schiphol Airport Amsterdam causes heightened concentrations of ultrafine particles in the vicinity of the airport. In particular, aircraft which are taking off emit exceptionally large amounts of ultrafine particles: equal to that of a million lorries. This leads to damage to health and premature mortality for area residents. Calculations by Milieudefensie have shown that this air pollution shortens life expectancy by four to eight months for approximately 44,000 residents of neighbourhoods in Amstelveen and Amsterdam. For an additional 10,000 residents, this loss of life expectancy could even exceed one year. People who live in areas which are downwind (mostly north-east) of Schiphol are most affected.

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