Noise from traffic, airplanes can trigger strokes and heart problems: report

Noise from traffic, airplanes can trigger strokes and heart problems: report


City noise is a real killer.

The din of an urban environment — long been linked to hearing issues — can also lead to a series of heart problems, coming right behind air pollution as a danger to residents, a report said. 

Over the last ten years, a growing body of evidence has revealed the trauma noise exposure can inflict, including strokes and nighttime mortality, the Atlantic reported Sunday

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A 2018 study in Noise & Health examining the health data of more than 1 million people found those living near the Frankfurt airport in Germany are as much as 7 percent more likely to have a stroke than people who live in quieter neighborhoods, the outlet reported. 

An analysis published in the European Heart Journal examined about 25,000 cardiovascular deaths between 2000 and 2015 and found people who live near Zurich’s airport, especially women, had a significant increase in nighttime mortality following airplane flyovers. 

The World Health Organization calculated

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