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Traffic Noise May Reduce Life Expectancy, Increase Strokes

By Stephen Edelstein 17 views Jun 27, 2015 Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Diesel taxis in London (Image by Flickr user Lars Ploughmann, used under CC license) Enlarge Photo The air pollution caused by vehicle emissions has been linked to numerous health issues, something that's caused many world cities to work to reduce the number of carbon-emitting cars on their roads. But a new study from the U.K. indicates that large volumes of cars moving through an area can cause additional problems for nearby residents. The study found a possible link between prolonged exposure to traffic noise and reduced life expectancy, as well as an increased risk of stroke. DON'T MISS: China's Air Pollution Is Bad, But India's Is Far, Far Worse Research was led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, in partnership with King's College London and Imperial College Lon...

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