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Road Traffic Noise and Heart Attack Risk

Heart attacks more common with higher traffic noise levels over 10 years.

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.