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The Hidden Health Impact of Noise

Screaming sirens. Rumbling trucks. Thundering turbojets. Modern life is loud, yet too much sound is bad not only for hearing but for overall health. Peace and quiet, it turns out, are as good for you as a healthy diet and exercise. Noise (noise is unwanted sound), whether a loud burst or a steady irritation, is […]

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Too Noisy at Work? Watch out for Heart Risks

An invisible, tasteless and odorless pollutant may be affecting your health, and no, you're not inhaling it. Turns out noise pollution may increase your risk of heart problems. New research released Wednesday in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine shows that those who work in noisy environments have a higher prevalence of chest pain, heart [...]
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