Traffic noise is found to have a possible link to increased heart attack risks.
Wired PR News.com – Traffic noise has been added to the list of factors that could possibly increase one chances of having a heart attack. As reported by LiveScience.com, new research has linked traffic noise to heart attacks and suggests that future building projects for residential areas and road construction should take this kind of information into consideration.
The study analyzed residential and other data on 1,571 individuals who had suffered a heart attack over a decade ago. The results found that those who had been exposed to a substantial amount of traffic noise had a 40 percent higher heart attack risk. Goran Pershagen, the leader of the study, is quoted in the LiveScience report as stating, “More research will be needed to establish a definite correlation between road traffic noise and [heart attacks], but our results are supported by other studies showing the cardiovascular effects of noise.”
More information about the study can be found in the Epidemiology journal.
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