26 Jun '17, 8am

Long term exposure to aircraft noise linked to high blood pressure

Long term exposure to aircraft noise linked to high blood pressure 26 June 2017 A study by researchers in Greece, the UK and The Netherlands links long term exposure to aircraft noise, particularly during the night, to an increased risk of developing high blood pressure and possibly heart flutter and stroke as well. The paper is published in Occupational & Environmental Medicine . The research team drew on data from 420 people living near Athens International Airport in Greece, where up to 600 planes take off and land every day. These subjects formed one of six groups of people living near six large European airports who had taken part in the HYENA study, which assessed the potential health impacts of aircraft noise in 2004-6. The aircraft and road traffic noise exposure levels estimated for their postcodes at that time—less than 50 decibels to more than 60 dB—were used fo...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/06/20170626-noise.html

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