We hate to always be the purveyor of bad news, but here’s more validation of what we’ve been trying to tell the Air Force, the Air National Guard, our Senators and our local officials for at least the past 4 years.
On a spring afternoon in Bankers Hill, San Diego, the soundscape is serene: Sea breeze rustles through the trees, and neighbors chat pleasantly across driveways.
Except for about every three minutes, when a jet blazes overhead with an ear-piercing roar.
A growing body of research shows that this kind of chronic noise — which rattles the neighborhood over 280 times a day, more than 105,000 each year — is not just annoying. It is a largely unrecognized health threat that is increasing the risk of hypertension, stroke and heart attacks worldwide, including for more than 100 million Americans.
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