Study Links High Noise Levels With Hypertension

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Can exposure to high noise levels increase the levels of hypertension? A study published by a group of Chinese scientists in the journal PLOS One found a positive association between occupational noise and high levels of hypertension.

The team was studying the association between bilateral high-frequency hearing loss and blood pressure. The study was based on the occupational diseases survey of Chengdu, a key study on the health of occupational workers in Chengdu, China. For this study, the team picked up 21,403 workers who were exposed to high occupational noise. The survey studies the effect of various factors like coal dust, asbestos, benzene, silica dust, noise, lead, and Brucella.

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Workers with many years of occupational noise exposure and hearing loss were found to have a significant rise in systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The association was stronger in males with increased exposure increasing the risk for hypertension. Furthermore, the risk of hypertension increases with the level of hearing loss. Protection Status
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Paromita Datta covers the latest health and wellness trends for Organic Facts. An ex-journalist who specialized in health and entertainment news, Paromita was responsible for managing a health supplement for The New Indian Express, a leading national daily in India. She has completed her post-graduation in Business Administration from the University of Rajasthan and her diploma in journalism from YMCA, Delhi. She has completed an e-course, Introduction to Food and Health, from Stanford University, US.

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