Airports cause illegal levels of nitrous oxide pollution


Heathrow airport is already breaching UK and EU legal limits for the high levels of nitrogen dioxide and therefore the present growth in the number of flights is probably unlawful.

The government’s own figures show that if a third runway is built 35,000 people would be exposed to this poisonous gas. (Aviation Environment Federation)

There is a growing body of evidence, particularly from the USA, which points to higher levels of cancer around major airports. (HACAN Clearskies)