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Study shows Marylanders living near BWI Marshall could see medical costs spike

October 13, 2022
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The constant barrage of noise from planes arriving and taking off at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport could cause more cardiovascular disease, anxiety and low birth weights for its neighbors. A new study released this month by the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy discovered that the hidden price tag linked to treating those health issues could morph to over $800 million over the next 30 years. “If you put it at the population level, for those people impacted, it’s going to be a huge medical burden and a huge health burden,” said Dr. Zafar Zafari, the assistant professor who conducted the study with graduate student Jeong-eun Park.

Article Source: WTOP

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