Road Traffic Noise and Heart Attack Risk

Researchers in Denmark have found that chronic exposure to traffic noise may increase the risk of a heart attack–independent of air pollution levels. Although they were unable to establish this as a cause of heart attacks, they found that for every 10-decibel (dB) increase in traffic noise near home, the risk of having a heart-attack was 12% higher. Perhaps there is wisdom in the words of Isaiah: “Keep silence before Me, O coastlands, and let the people renew their strength!” (Isaiah 41:1).

PositiveTip: Choose a quiet environment as much as possible.