Netherlands: Reduce Airplane Flights Frequency and Noise Pollution in Resident Areas

Netherlands: Reduce Airplane Flights Frequency and Noise Pollution in Resident Areas

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Juan Montenegro started this petition to Dutch Central Government

Residential Constant Vibration

All the people living in Residential Areas near Amsterdam, like A10 Amsterdam, Zaandam, Hoofddorp are under the path of the airplanes that go to Schiphol Airport.

The frequency of planes is Extremely high for the region, as it is one of the most tourist transited: "18 million visitors will have traveled to Amsterdam by the end of 2018, a number that is projected to rise to 30 million by 2025" from Tourists Are Taking Over Amsterdam.

The frequency is rising year after the year, and the noise pollution is affecting the hearing of all Dutch and Expats population that live and work in these Areas (including the center).

Hearing Problems Frequency

There is a new rise in hearing problems (the average to see an ENT doctor in a Medisch Centrum is two months), created by the constant and everyday exposure to airplane noise. The frequency of airplanes arrival is as high as one airplane per minute. 

That is 60 airplanes per hour. 1440 airplanes per day.

Internal ear issues, tinnitus, and other ear hearing health problems are not only made by exposure to one loud exposure, but also to constant noise exposure to the same frequencies. 

The human ear, by nature, is not designed to vibrate to 90 to 140 db. of sound intensity, 1440 times per day (depending on how close you are to Schiphol airport). 

Solution  

We ask the government, in this case, the Dutch Central Government, that takes measures, immediate action and regulate not only the noise of the airplanes motors but the altitude they start descending when they are arriving to Amsterdam. Because some of them start to descend as low as 30 KM before Schiphol airport, covering more area to loud noise unnecessarily.

We also demand to reduce the frequency, and stop Airplanes to takeoff or land between at least 4 hours during the night. The affected people are in the 6 figures. All the population is at risk, and we are creating a generation of deaf people because of our inactions and ignorance.

There are predictions of 30 billion tourists arriving to Amsterdam in a few years, please think in the people you are entitled to serve, protect and support. 

 

 

 

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