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Study: health concerns for those who live near Logan

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BOSTON (WHDH) - People who live near Logan Airport have more trouble breathing than people who don't live near it.

The findings of a new long-awaited study on the health effects of Logan Airport have just been released.

It finds children who live in neighborhoods bordering Logan are three-to-four times more likely to have asthma related symptoms and adults are twice as likely to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

The report, commissioned by the legislature 14 years ago, studied residents of 17 communities within a five-mile radius of the airport.

The study does point out that the airport has taken steps to reduce air pollution where it can, using hybrid and natural gas fueled vehicles.
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