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A Noisy Workplace May Double Your Risk of Heart Disease

Posted Jan 08 2011 2:43am

According to a study published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine and reported by the National Safety Council in Safety+Health, being exposed to chronic workplace noise can double the risk of serious heart disease for employees. The findings were based on research from the University of British Columbia.

Researchers claim that too much exposure to excessive noise in the workplace is an important occupational health issue and deserves special attention. One out of every five workers said that they were exposed to an average of nearly nine months of straight workplace noise. These same workers tended to weigh and smoke more than their counterparts who worked in quieter locations.

Researchers feel that loud noise can lead to as much stress as sudden emotional or physical exertion which causes the body to respond with chemical changes that restrict blood flow to the coronary arteries.


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