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Acute effects of noise on blood pressure and heart rate.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16268115     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors assessed the acute effects of exposure to noise on systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and heart rate, among 46 workers in a midwestern auto assembly plant. Workers wore ambulatory blood pressure monitors and personal noise dosimeters during one work shift. After adjustment for covariates of cardiovascular function, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, along with heart rate, were shown to be significantly positively associated with noise exposure. Although the long-term effect of these associations is not known, results from other studies suggest that they may be harmful. Replication of this study with a larger number of subjects, monitored for several days and in a variety of work settings, is recommended to verify these findings. The results of this and other studies imply that reducing acute noise exposure reduces cardiovascular stress.
Sally L Lusk; Brenda Gillespie; Bonnie M Hagerty; Rosemary A Ziemba
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of environmental health     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0003-9896     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Environ. Health     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-04     Completed Date:  2005-11-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0212627     Medline TA:  Arch Environ Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  392-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2003, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / physiology*
Heart Rate / physiology*
Middle Aged
Noise / adverse effects*
Occupational Exposure*
Personnel Staffing and Scheduling

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