Adverse Health Effects from Overexposure to Air Traffic Noise
With overexposure to air traffic noise, psychophysiological changes, including changes to blood pressure and stress hormone levels, are possible. Cardiovascular disease in the form of ischaemic heart disease (IHD) and hypertension (high blood pressure) may arise. Obesity and type-2 diabetes are also promoted by such overexposure to air traffic noise. Children and vulnerable individuals may also suffer cognitive impairment effects. Chronic exposure to noise during early childhood impairs reading acquisition and reduces learning motivation.
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