This article highlights new research that shows that chronic noise exposure leads to an increased employee chance of dying from a heart attack. This response to noise was found to be caused by the noise itself, not the subjective annoyance that it caused. This noise at the workplace increased the risk of death by heart attack by nearly a third in men, but doesn’t appear to affect the health of women.

Source: Ian Johnston, The Scotsman (Edinburgh); Nov 24, 2005

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