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Long term aircraft noise is linked to incidence of high blood pressure

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2872 (Published 14 June 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2872
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. London

Long term exposure to aircraft noise, particularly at night, is linked to an increased risk of developing high blood pressure and possibly cardiac arrhythmia and stroke, suggests research published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.1

In 2013 the researchers followed up 420 people living near Athens International Airport in Greece, which is used by as many as 600 planes a day, who had taken part in the HYENA study in 2004-06. The study assessed …

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