Noise Kills

02007-08-23 | Environment, Health, News, World | 1 comment

Noise of modern life blamed for thousands of heart deaths | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited
Thousands of people in Britain and around the world are dying prematurely from heart disease triggered by long-term exposure to excessive noise, according to research by the World Health Organisation. Coronary heart disease caused 101,000 deaths in the UK in 2006, and the study suggests that 3,030 of these are caused by chronic noise exposure, including to daytime traffic.

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  1. Carol

    Not surprising. How relaxing silence can be. I’m glad I live where I do. I wish everyone could live in a quiet area. People just don’t think of noise or light as pollution. I bought an expensive humidifier and used it once. Now if I could find a deaf person to donate it to….

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