Airplane Traffic May be Major Contributor to Dangerous Air Pollution in Los Angeles

May 29, 2014 7:10 PM

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Los Angeles is known for its air pollution and now, scientists may have found part of the problem. They've discovered that airplane traffic could potentially be a major contributor to pollution in Los Angeles. Not only that, but the effects of this pollution can continue up to 10 miles away from the airport.

Past research has measured pollution from air traffic. But most of these studies only sampled air within a couple of miles of the airports that were studied. Not surprisingly, these analyses have found higher levels of pollutants, such as nitrogen oxides, and small particles less than .1 micron, whi...

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