Acute effects of night-time noise exposure on blood pressure in populations living near airports

February 19, 2008 at 4:03 pm | Posted in Blood pressure, Clinical, Health, Heart, Heathrow, Heathrow airport, HYENA, Medical, Noise, Research | Leave a comment

Peace in our time? Not while we’re suffering from all this noise is today’s Yorkshire Post article on the health effects of noise above 35dB. The study mentioned in the newspaper report is titled Acute effects of night-time noise exposure on blood pressure in populations living near airports. That research does include residents of the Heathrow area in its investigations. Published in the European Heart Journal last week, stated aims of this research were:

Within the framework of the HYENA (hypertension and exposure to noise near airports) project we investigated the effect of short-term changes of transportation or indoor noise levels on blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) during night-time sleep in 140 subjects living near four major European airports.

The study is referenced and accessible as follows:

CLINICAL RESEARCH

Alexandros S. Haralabidis, Konstantina Dimakopoulou, Federica Vigna-Taglianti, Matteo Giampaolo, Alessandro Borgini, Marie-Louise Dudley, Göran Pershagen, Gösta Bluhm, Danny Houthuijs, Wolfgang Babisch, Manolis Velonakis, Klea Katsouyanni, Lars Jarup, and for the HYENA Consortium

Acute effects of night-time noise exposure on blood pressure in populations living near airports
European Heart Journal Advance Access published on February 12, 2008.
doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehn013
[Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]
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