By Keith Laing - 05/29/14 09:16 AM EDT
People who live near Boston’s Logan International Airport are more likely to asthma and other lung diseases that residents who live in other parts of the city, a study reported on Boston Globe found.
The study found children living near the airport were four times more likely to have respiratory issues and adults were two more likely to have breathing problems
Massachusetts state health officials attributed the findings to exposure to pollution from airplanes at Logan airport, which is the 19th-busiest airport in the United States, according to the report.
The study found that residents living near Logan airport did not have higher rates of heart disease.