Aircraft Noise May Increase the Risk of Blood Pressure Raise
A new study, published in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine, checks the link between aircraft noise and cardiovascular health.
The research examined 420 people living next to the Athens International Airport in Greece, participated in the HYENA study, an international cross-sectional study aimed to assess the health effects of noise of airplanes between 2004 and 2006.
Having analyzed the received data, the scientists concluded that every additional 10 decibels of the noise of airplanes, the risk of diagnosis of hypertension increased by more than 50%. If all the high blood pressure cases included, the risk is even higher, up to 69%.
The authors of the research made such a conclusion: “The findings suggest that long-term exposure to aircraft noise, particularly during the night, is associated with incident hypertension and possibly, also, cardiovascular effects.”
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