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Peru: Congressman invokes impotence fear to support new Cusco airport
The current Cusco airport (Markuswp5/Wikimedia Commons)
By Nick Rosen
August 7, 2012
Is it possible that the threat of impotence pushed Congress to act on a long-delayed infrastructure project?
Last week, Congress unanimously approved a bill designed to facilitate the construction of a new international airport outside of Cusco. During the debate on the bill, Congressman Jesus Hurtado Zamudio said that the current location of Cusco’s airport, in the center of the city, exposed residents to the risk of impotence, and the airport thus should be moved to a more remote location.
The congressman, who is also a psychologist and Evangelical theologian, said that, “When noise exceeds 60 decibels, your reproductive capacity can suffer. Loud noises affect human behavior, and when there is too much stress, one can suffer from infertility or sexual impotence.”
Research has documented that long-term exposure to high levels of noise pollution can lead to impotence, as well as high blood pressure and other health problems, though a search turned up no papers directly linking airports and impotence.
Hurtado Zamudio supported the legislation to build a new airport in the rural community of Chincheros. He is aligned with Fuerza 2011 and represents Junín. Authorities expect to begin construction of the new airport in 2013 or 2014.
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Commented By: G.L. (JILL)
On: August 7, 2012. 11:57 pm
RE: Airport in Chincheros, (Cuzco). Last year we all were asked to voiced the pros and cons of building an International Airport. The residents around Chincheros (including Chincheros pueblo), were against this project, for healthy reasons, plus the traffic on the roads. The major danger is NOISE. I have lived in places where airports were near by, the damage to my nerves and needless to say to my ears are severed. I have been under medical care for more than 40 years, and there is no cure nor a relief, but suffering. Noise is lethal to not only humans but also animals. No dog is going to have a normal life, and we all are aware of that. So, I have no clue why the government is pushing something that is goind to be the destruction of human beings tranquility and health, Also the polution. Cuzco is where I grew up,when the air war clear and clean. Today there will be air CONTAMINATION and even worse NOISE THAT KILLS.
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