There is no bigger health issue facing Milton than plane pollution and noise
Plane noise = pollution...how so? Science states that toxic particulates fall toward the ground from planes at approximately 3,000 feet & under. Arriving planes on runway 4R that fly over the Blue Hills, Cunningham Park through East Milton neighborhoods are at 1,200-3,000 feet.
The new discovery is that pollutants along arrival paths are many times higher and unfortunately, there have been 50K arrival planes over Milton in the last year. Researchers used to just worry about pollutants from departures at low altitudes, but this recent LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) study shows that we should be concerned about pollutants from arrivals too - even 10 miles out. The Logan Health Study modeled pollutants by defining exposure based on distance vs. actually measuring the air like this study.
Here are just some of the dangerous chemicals in jet fuel; formaldehyde and benzene are known carcinogens and the FAA/Massport still flies thousands of low flying planes over our densely populated neighborhoods, schools and parks. Terry English who helps manage the flight paths over Milton lives in New Hampshire so it doesn't affect her family's quality of life.