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Study: LAX does not exceed air pollution standards

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — While Los Angeles International Airport is a significant source of air pollution for the region, a study finds efforts by the airport and airlines to reduce emissions have been working.

The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/16GZcmp ) research released Tuesday concludes emissions from aircraft and other motor vehicles at LAX do not exceed state and federal standards.

The $5.1 million study, which began in 2008, was presented to the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners. It involved 17 monitoring stations, including sites in El Segundo, Lennox, Playa del Rey and Westchester.

The newspaper says the study also called attention to the release by jets of ultrafine particles, a potentially harmful pollutant that could prompt new regulations.

So far research is inconclusive on whether ultrafine particles can harm human health.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com

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