Air Pollution and Noise Increase Risk for Heart Attacks
Swiss TPH Air pollution and transportation noise are both associated with an increased risk of heart attacks. Studies on air pollution, which do not take into account traffic noise, tend to overestimate the long-term effect of air pollution on heart attacks. These are the results of a study conducted by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, and published today in the European Heart Journal.
Where air pollution is high, the level of transportation noise is usually also elevated. Not only air pollution negatively impacts health, but also car, train and aircraft noise increases the risk for cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, as previous research has demonstrated. (Photo: Considering transportation noise should be an integral part of any studies looking at the impact of air pollution on health/ Jana Sönksen / Swiss TPH)